Category Archives: journalism

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

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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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World Press Freedom Index – Jamaica Safe at Number 8?

The RSF (Reporters Without Borders) recently released the latest annual world press freedom index. Norway came in at number 1 with Finland and Sweden ranked number 2 and 3 respectively. Jamaica was ranked number 8 out of the 180 countries … Continue reading

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May’s Russian Bluff over Salisbury

The political fallout from the alleged nerve agent Salisbury attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia should never have happened. The diplomatic mess caused by Prime Minister Theresa May is embarrassing. Not that the wider British … Continue reading

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The Trump Presidency so far – Winners and Losers

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both – Niccolo Machiavelli It certainly feels like 3 years since Donald J. Trump won the US Presidential election, even though he defeated Hillary Clinton just over 12 months … Continue reading

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UK General Elections: Winners and Losers

The UK electorate produced another fascinating election result to match those elections of 2015 and 2010. I did expect a hung parliament but never imagined the Labour Party to win in places like Kensington and Canterbury. (Thomas Beckett must be … Continue reading

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World Press Freedom Index – Jamaica ranked 8

World Press Freedom Index for 2017 was recently published and out of the roughly 180 countries analysed Jamaica was ranked 8. (In 2016 Jamaica was ranked 10.) Number 1 was Norway followed by Sweden. The British and US media came … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera America – Off!

Al Jazeera America is no more. The closure of the television news channel this week is sad for those of us into hard news. The timing of the closure is baffling. Here in Jamaica most cable television package includes news channels … Continue reading

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Mailing it to Sturgeon

The Daily Mail for some time now have been relentless  in their negative coverage of Nicola Sturgeon head of the Scottish National Party (SNP). No real surprise there. So when Sturgeon gave an impressive performance at Thursday’s leadership debate you knew Paul … Continue reading

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Fae Ellington- 40 Years of a Whole Heap of Speech & Drama

This year Fae Ellington celebrates her 40th year in Jamaica’s media and arts. She has rightfully been lauded by her peers on numerous radio and TV shows with the latest being on Television Jamaica’s “Profile” where Fae was interviewed by … Continue reading

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