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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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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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South Eastern Clarendon By-Election – Ruddy Waters

The decision by the opposition People’s National Party not to contest the South Eastern Clarendon by-election in March is baffling. Ruddy Spencer, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) MP for the constituency, resigned/retired last week and thus quit his role as … Continue reading

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The AG’s CMU Report – Conflicts, Canteen & Cuff Links

The recently released Auditor General (AG) special audit report (2016/17-2018/19) into the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) highlighted a mountain of bad practices. Yes, audits reports tend to flag level of poor governance and practices but the degree of maladministration found … Continue reading

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More Drama with the PNP’s 2 Mr D.Cs: Campbell & Crawford

It came as no big surprise that Senator Damion Crawford – PNP vice president and caretaker candidate for East Portland – has walked away from his constituency role. Crawford explained that the financial pressures on his fledgling business has taken … Continue reading

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Proof Again that Dayton Campbell is Wasted on the Back Benches

An excellent speech in Jamaica’s parliament this week by the People National Party’s (PNP) Dayton Campbell. It was succinct, engaging, and ebullient. You could tell from the body language of some Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) members – across the aisle … Continue reading

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Phillips Survives Curveball from Bunting – What Happens Next?

People’s National Party’s (PNP) President, Peter Phillips (One PNP), held off a strong challenge for the leadership to defeat rival Peter Bunting (Rise United) by 1,427 (51%) votes to 1,351 (49%). Just. PNP delegates spoke on Saturday (96% turnout) and … Continue reading

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Radio Discussion: Jamaica’s Political History, the Early Years – Role of Bustamante, Seaga & the Manleys

How did Edward Seaga get into active politics? What is Seaga’s legacy to West Kingston? Did the PNP first start the redevelopment of West Kingston? Did the JLP first build Arnett Gardens? Did Seaga ever try to publicly embarrass Norman … Continue reading

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PNP Leadership Race: Peter vs Peter vs ?

Jamaica’s People’s National Party (PNP) will have a leadership race as Peter Bunting has confirmed his intentions to challenge current leader, Peter Phillips. In his statement Bunting remarked “Dr Phillips has made an outstanding contribution to the party and the … Continue reading

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Holness Reads Out Senator Ruel

The sudden firing of Ruel Reid as Minister of Education, Youth and Information plus his immediate resignation from the Senate has shocked Jamaicans. The reasons given for such dramatic action by Prime Minister Andrew Holness is still to be fully … Continue reading

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