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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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What I Learnt This Week During the COVID-19 Pandemic: week ending 3/4/20

From Jamaica I learnt Approximately 4500 incoming passengers who flew into Jamaica during mid March have still to report to the authorities. Concerns that some may have imported cases of COVID-19. Some incomers supplied incorrect contact details on their immigration … 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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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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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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