Category Archives: jamaica

Jamaica’s General Election 2020 – JLP 48, PNP 15 (ish): Blow Out or Damp Squib?

Congrats to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for their drubbing of the Peter Phillips-led People’s National Party (PNP) in Thursday’s general election. The opinion polls have long predicted a seismic victory for the governing JLP administration but few … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica | 1 Comment

Jamaica General Election – Move it to 2021

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision earlier this month to call for the general election on 3 September -right in the middle of the pandemic – was clearly ill-judged and he needs to postpone the polls until 2021. Why the leadership … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, jamaican, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Time for Jamaica to Honour More of its Local Heroes with Landmarks & Not Just Politicians

The recent renaming of Denham Town Primary after former Prime Minister the late Edward Seaga (died 2019) came as no surprise. Since Seaga’s Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) returned to government in 2016, under the leadership of current Prime Minister Andrew … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, jamaican, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What I Learnt During the Pandemic week ending 27/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt A Joint Select Committee discussed the Sexual Harassment Act 2019. J Some members of the committee give the impression that sexual harassers are exclusively from the working class and does not happen in their own circles. … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, jamaican, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Learnt During Pandemic During week ending 20/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt George Williams, 71, appeared in court this week having spent 48 years imprisoned without trial and will be released. Williams was arrested and charged with the murder of a man in July 1970 and was declared … Continue reading

Posted in Current affairs, jamaica, politics | Tagged | 1 Comment

General and Local Government Elections in Jamaica on the Same Day?

General and local government elections are looming in Jamaica but no dates have been set as yet. The rumour mill has it that the general election will be held in August. But there have been discussions on whether to hold … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What I Learnt During Pandemic Week Ending 13/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt NOEL CHAMBERS 81 year old Chambers’ death, after being incarcerated for 40 years without trial, continues cause anger across society and in the diaspora. The current PNP vs JLP squabble over Mr Chamber’s death- on who … Continue reading

Posted in British Labour Party, british politics, jamaica, london, politics, united kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Learnt during the Pandemic – week ending 6/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt NOEL CHAMBERS Noel Chambers, an 81 year old Rastafarian, died in prison after he was incarcerated for 40 years without trial. A report (you may find some images uncomfortable) by the Independent Commission of Investigators (INDECOM) … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, UK | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What I learnt During the Pandemic Week Ending 15/5/20

In Jamaica I Learnt Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) board announced that final school exams will be held in July. Jamaica disagrees with CXC and the fellow members of CARICOM; is keen for a much later date. Some Jamaican high school … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, COVID-19, cricket, jamaica, journalism, sport, sports, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Learnt During the COVID-19 Pandemic week-ending 17/4/20

In Jamaica I learnt Number of COVID-19 positives has risen sharply this week to 163 as at 17th April. With the main cluster being a call centre in Portmore, St Catherine. Thus St Catherine is in quarantine as of 15 … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, COVID-19, jamaica, jamaican | Tagged , , | 1 Comment