Tag Archives: jamaican

Jamaica’s Chronic Violence: Still Paying for the Sins of the Political Mothers and Fathers?

Keith Duncan, banker and current president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has been quite vocal for some time in his criticism of the 2 main political parties over their failure to quell violent and organised crime. Duncan … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Jamaican Government’s Broadcast Ban on Certain Music, Video, Films etc – Red Herring?

The Broadcasting Commission – Jamaica’s regulator for radio, television and subscriber television service – recently issued a directive for the immediate ban from the airwaves of any material that glamourises illegal guns & drugs, scamming and violence. The key parts … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Proportionally, Does Jamaica Need up to 100 MPs?

Recently, within the Jamaican parliament chambers, there have been concerns raised by some members of the lower house (Members of Parliament) over the tardiness of some of their colleagues.  Similar concerns have long been raised over the attendance record of … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, jamaican | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Review: Portia Simspon-Miller – The Girl from Woodhall

Recently, Television Jamaica (TVJ) showed a documentary  “The Girl from Woodhall” which was a political biography of Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s first female prime minister (2006-7, 2011-2016) and first female president of the People’s National Party (PNP) from 2005-2017.. A … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in jamaica, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in jamaica, jamaican | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in jamaica | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in jamaica, jamaican, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flourgon Wins Big, Others Wait in Vain

In light of reggae artiste Flourgon’s multi-million dollar copyright victory over pop mega star Miley Cyrus, it is a timely reminder to raise again one of the biggest injustices in Jamaican music culture – the lack of royalties due to … Continue reading

Posted in jamaica, jamaican, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment