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Time for Jamaica to Honour More of its Local Heroes with Landmarks & Not Just Politicians

The recent renaming of Denham Town Primary after former Prime Minister the late Edward Seaga (died 2019) came as no surprise. Since Seaga’s Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) returned to government in 2016, under the leadership of current Prime Minister Andrew … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Goat Islands now a Protected Wildlife Sanctuary: Environmentalists & Traffickers Happy

The Jamaican government recently declared the Goat Islands a protected wildlife sanctuary. Thus dashing any hopes of transforming Goat Islands into a major business establishment; such as the proposed logistics hub announced by the previous government. The government’s decision was … Continue reading

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Election Time in Jamaica

Tomorrow Jamaicans will vote for their next government. Will Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller’s PNP remain in power? Or will Andrew Holness finally get his first national political victory as leader of the JLP? As with any national elections economic growth is … Continue reading

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Jamaican General Elections 2016: Nomination Day

There is a general election in Jamaica on 25 February. Today was nomination day for candidates to put their names forward. This is my first general elections in Jamaica since the early 1980’s when political violence left a huge scar … Continue reading

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Xmas Eve in Old Harbour Square

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August 1 Emancipation Day @ Old Harbour Bay

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“Kojak” changes his colours

More political intrigue in Old Harbour last week. But for once the cause of the commotion was not the sitting MP Everald Warmington of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), but the local councillor, Esworth Frankson. Frankson has been the local JLP … Continue reading

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Old Harbour Expo 2013

On 27 November, Old Harbour held their 11th Expo event on the Old Harbour campus of Portmore Community College. The Expo is part of a series of events organised by the Old Harbour Development Area Committee to promote the town … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Garvey in Old Harbour in 1930

Below is an article from the Jamaica Gleaner of 29 September 1930. “Mr Marcus Garvey at Old Harbour” “Last night quite a representative of citizens met in the Ludford School [now Old Harbour Primary] and listened with marked attention to a … Continue reading

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St Dorothy’s Cemetery

Last Saturday I visited a local church cemetery 2 miles from my home town Old Harbour, Jamaica to see the tombs of my 2 aunts and an uncle. The visit turned into a spiritual journey down memory lane. The cemetery … Continue reading

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