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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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Anne Marie Vaz vs Damion Crawford aka Action Ann vs Mr D.C.

That is the upcoming by-election race in East Portland, Jamaica between Anne Marie Vaz of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Damion Crawford of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP). But the magnitude of this by-election race seems to … Continue reading

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Petrojam Scandal – Winners and Losers so far

The Petrojam scandal continues to stain the Andrew Holness-led government as more information comes to light of the chaos and incompetence at the publicly run oil entity. The Auditor General’s report and public disclosures of poor governance at Petrojam has … Continue reading

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Petrojam Scandal – Corruption Spillage Everywhere

The recent Auditor General’s report into the failing operations at the state-run oil refinery, PetroJam Limited, has understandably angered Jamaicans. The report highlighted entrenched levels of abuse of public money and power, poor governance, corruption, bullying, nepotism, misappropriation of funds, … Continue reading

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Jamaica Labour Party Government 100+ days in Power

It seems a lot longer than 100 days since Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness was sworn in as Prime Minister – March 3 – after defeating the governing People’s National Party (PNP). Holness has declared innovation,bold and transformation … Continue reading

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