Tag Archives: CARIBBEAN

Review: Portia Simspon-Miller – The Girl from Woodhall

Recently, Television Jamaica (TVJ) showed a documentary  “The Girl from Woodhall” which was a political biography of Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s first female prime minister (2006-7, 2011-2016) and first female president of the People’s National Party (PNP) from 2005-2017.. A … Continue reading

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The Case for Caribbean Reparations Requires High Profile Advocates and Ambassadors

The recent visit to Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas by Kate & William (Duchess & Duke of Cambridge) has revived the debate of reparations to former UK Caribbean colonies by British in relation to the systematic abuse (incl. slavery) of … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day & the Missed Chance on Jamaica’s New Banknotes

When Nigel Clarke (Jamaica’s finance minister) addressed parliament yesterday and announced a raft of new bank notes I thought from the display it must be April Fools. The names of the individuals on these notes are roughly the same from … Continue reading

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Mottley’s Republic – British Throne Flushed Out of Barbados

Who would have thought that Barbados – as from the 30th November 2021 – would become the next Caribbean former UK colony to follow what Trinidad & Tobago did in 1976 and declare itself a republic? The long standing assumption … Continue reading

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Barbados Removes Nelson’s Statue

Earlier this week, Barbados removed the statue of the 18th century English soldier, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, from its National Heroes’ Square in Bridgetown. From all indications the statue will be placed at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. But … Continue reading

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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

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Larry Gomes Speaks!!!

As a life-long fan of West Indian cricket there are many of players who brought joy to us that we know very little about. Most let their cricket do all the talking, so few wrote memoirs. Larry Gomes – who … Continue reading

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Windrush Report – Public Inquiry Needed

The first conclusion I came to as I read Wendy Williams’ recently published “Windrush Lessons Learned Review” was we need a public inquiry. Once the COVID-19 pandemic has hopefully subsided I trust the UK government will agree to such an … 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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David Lewis 1923 – 2018

Wilton David Lewis 1 April 1923 – 29 June 2018 Affectionately known as “Mass Wilton”, “Bredda Lew”, “Daddy Lew”, “Missa Lewis” and in his younger days…”Bishop Twenty Nine” My dad died in the early hours of 29th June in his … Continue reading

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