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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

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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

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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

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Things I’ve Learnt During the COVID-19 Crisis – So Far

In Jamaica 1. That public hospitals continue to be in a dire state, despite all the outlandish pr statements of health modernisation by politicians. It was staggering to hear Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie – Chief Medical Officer (CMO) – state that there … Continue reading

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Chang and Samuda- Anti-Crime’s Latest Double Act

The recent appointment of Senator Matthew Samuda to the Jamaican cabinet post of Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security (or is it Economic Growth?) is rather odd. This is not based on Samuda’s suitability but how Prime … Continue reading

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Jamaican Athletes and the Statue Debate

Last Sunday, the Jamaican government unveiled a statue of the sprint icon Asafa Powell at Statue Park, National Stadium. The statue was created by Basil Watson. Powell joins compatriots Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown in having life sized … Continue reading

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The AG’s CMU Report – Conflicts, Canteen & Cuff Links

The recently released Auditor General (AG) special audit report (2016/17-2018/19) into the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) highlighted a mountain of bad practices. Yes, audits reports tend to flag level of poor governance and practices but the degree of maladministration found … Continue reading

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Flourgon Wins Big, Others Wait in Vain

In light of reggae artiste Flourgon’s multi-million dollar copyright victory over pop mega star Miley Cyrus, it is a timely reminder to raise again one of the biggest injustices in Jamaican music culture – the lack of royalties due to … Continue reading

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Samuda & Charles Slams Skylarking MPs

At the end of Tuesday’s sitting of Jamaica’s House of Representatives (Lower House), both Speaker Pearnel Charles Snr and Karl Samuda (Leader of Government Business) slammed the poor attendance record of fellow MPs – from both political parties. Samuda was … Continue reading

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Phillips Survives Curveball from Bunting – What Happens Next?

People’s National Party’s (PNP) President, Peter Phillips (One PNP), held off a strong challenge for the leadership to defeat rival Peter Bunting (Rise United) by 1,427 (51%) votes to 1,351 (49%). Just. PNP delegates spoke on Saturday (96% turnout) and … Continue reading

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