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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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Lee “Scratch” Perry 1936-2021

In the past 18 months Jamaica has witnessed the passing of numerous giants from the golden age of Jamaican music (1960s-1980s). Those that have left us include Bunny Wailer, Bunny Lee, Toots Hibbert, Bob Andy and Dobby Dobson. Yet this … 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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Televised Debate Team JLP vs Team PNP – Who Won? Not Calamity Campbell

Last night’s televised debate between members of the Jamaica Labour Party (Floyd Green, Kamina Johnson-Smith & Christopher Tufton) and the People’s National Party (Dayton Campbell, Lisa Hanna and Raymond Pryce) was a let down and I score it a draw … Continue reading

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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

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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 4/7/20

In Jamaica I Learnt.. Politically, it has been a week of reports of corruption, nepotism and cronyism against some high profile Members of Parliament. Andrew Wheatley (MP, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)) The 2 reports by the Integrity Commission (IC) into … 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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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

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