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Jamaica’s Plastic Ban – One Small Step

As from 1 January, the Jamaican government has officially banned a number of plastic items including single-use plastic bags (aka scandal bags), straws, cups and Styrofoam. No doubt the Jamaican government is following the line taken by others such as … 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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National Heroes Day – A Salute to Marie Holt

Today in Jamaica is National Heroes Day where the nation recognizes those individuals who contributed to the development of the island. Over the years, I would get asked, who was the number 1 inspiring person that I knew personally, beyond … Continue reading

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David Lewis 1923 – 2018

Wilton David Lewis 1 April 1923 – 29 June 2018 Affectionately known as “Mass Wilton”, “Bredda Lew”, “Daddy Lew”, “Missa Lewis” and in his younger days…”Bishop Twenty Nine” My dad died in the early hours of 29th June in his … Continue reading

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Seaga’s Highway to Jamaican Immortality?

In Jamaica recently, the North-South Highway (opened in 2016) was renamed after former Prime Minister/Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Edward Seaga. The decision to rename the highway in Seaga’s honour was made by current Prime Minister and JLP leader Andrew … Continue reading

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No Surprise that Jamaica Abstained on UN Jerusalem Vote

There seems to be some disbelief that Jamaica abstained on the recent UN resolution – that rejected Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. For Jamaica’s opposition People National Party to express surprise shows a … Continue reading

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Ian Boyne – Raised the Profile of Many Jamaicans

The news of Ian Boyne’s death on Monday sent shockwaves across Jamaica. Boyne died following a short illness. Boyne had such a big impact on many Jamaicans through his vast body of media work. Boyne was one of the most … Continue reading

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