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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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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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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

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Standoff Between Bustamante Hospital & PNP Councillor leads to Shutdown – Security?

A recent spat between Kari Douglas, PNP Councillor, and Dr Judith Francis Bogle at the Bustamante Hospital for Children has been a hot topic in Jamaica this week. Douglas was said to be unimpressed with the initial reaction from staff … 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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Samuda & Charles Slams Skylarking MPs

At the end of Tuesday’s sitting of Jamaica’s House of Representatives (Lower House), both Speaker Pearnel Charles Snr and Karl Samuda (Leader of Government Business) slammed the poor attendance record of fellow MPs – from both political parties. Samuda was … Continue reading

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PNP Leadership Race: Parting Peters

Peter Phillips, the current leader of Jamaica’s People’s National Party (PNP) should send a thank you emoji to his rival in the leadership race, Peter Bunting. Bunting’s challenge for the leadership has certainly given the PNP the impetus it has … Continue reading

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HOPE for Danville Walker and Others

Jamaica’s leading anti-corruption watchdog  – Integrity Commission – recently published its 1st Annual Report. One of the telling areas of the report – not mentioned widely in media or political circles – is on page 45 and what it says … Continue reading

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