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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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What I Learnt during the Pandemic – week ending 30/5/20

In Jamaica I Learnt The decision by the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) not to chose an acting leader during Peter Phillips recovery from cancer treatment has back-fired spectacularly and reopened deep divisions amongst the PNP’s elected representatives. Opposition spokesman … Continue reading

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What I Learnt During the Pandemic week ending 22/5/20

In Jamaica I learnt Since March this year the Ministry of Health has conducted inspections on 118 care homes (total 187). 85 were deemed satisfactory and 33 unsatisfactory. Government Member of Parliament, Juliet Holness is keen for govt officials to … Continue reading

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What I learnt During the Pandemic Week Ending 8/5/20

In Jamaica I learnt A number of Jamaicans have finally landed back home after weeks of dismay at being refused entry in early April when offshore. For some the disrespect  continued up on their return. Jamaica to be blacklisted by … Continue reading

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What I Learnt During the Pandemic Week ending – 1/5/2020

In Jamaica I learnt The daily double digit increase in the number of COVID-19 positives is very concerning. The government’s farmers market drive-thru initiative was an excellent move. Long may it develop across all parishes. The importance of small farmers … Continue reading

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