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The Ruel Reid Saga – Chasing Payments

The whole Ruel Reid saga over his secondment terms from his role as principal of Jamaica College to becoming minister of education, youth and information in 2016 was a political scandal that was clearly avoidable. ·        Ruel Reid steps down … Continue reading

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Juliet Holness Jook Out Her Government’s Vaccine Programme

Last week in Jamaica the local media and some supporters of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) were apoplectic that government MP Juliet Holness was openly blunt in her criticism of her government’s handling of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Some … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Whitewashing of Lawrence Rowe’s Career Needs to Run Out

The West Indies versus the touring Pakistan 2-tests-cricket-series concluded last month with the visitors winning the 2nd test to level a very entertaining series. Both matches were held at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. On the outside of Sabina Park these … Continue reading

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PNP – Stop the Pantomime

In Jamaica, the ongoing pandemic has halted the island’s theatre industry yet the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has managed to keep the public entertained with its endless pantomime of infighting and inappropriate comments. The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympics – Women’s 200 Metres (hopefully)

The 2020 Summer Olympics finally starts officially this Friday in Tokyo, Japan. But even though sports fans will be looking forward to watching the events it is still hard to fathom that no spectators will be at the venues. Now, … Continue reading

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Passenger Rail Services Returning to Jamaica?

Jamaica’s Transport Minister, Robert Montague, recently announced in parliament plans for the restart of the local rail passenger service on a restrictive access basis. In a very brief statement on the subject of passenger railways Montague said: “As for the … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Public Accounts Committee – Setting a Chaotic Example

The Jamaican paliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing last Tuesday decended into more farce as some of the government (JLP) and opposition (PNP) members turned the proceedings into a car-crash of a kangaroo court in their quest to humiliate their … Continue reading

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Politician’s Portmore Parish Plans

The Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration is going ahead with transitioning the city of Portmore – currently part of the parish of St Catherine – to becoming the 15th parish on the island in its own right. Why … Continue reading

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PNP’s Senate Fallout is Messy

Mark Golding’s brief honeymoon period as Jamaica’s new President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition has hit some potholes. It is just over a month since Golding was elevated to those lofty political positions but … Continue reading

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PNP Opts for Golding

Mark Golding’s victory over Lisa Hanna for the presidency of the Peoples National Party (PNP) was expected. Some pundits and pollsters expected the race would be much closer. But Golding winning 1740 to Hanna’s 1444 ensured a hotly contested race … Continue reading

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