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What I Learnt during the Pandemic – week ending 6/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt NOEL CHAMBERS Noel Chambers, an 81 year old Rastafarian, died in prison after he was incarcerated for 40 years without trial. A report (you may find some images uncomfortable) by the Independent Commission of Investigators (INDECOM) … 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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More Drama with the PNP’s 2 Mr D.Cs: Campbell & Crawford

It came as no big surprise that Senator Damion Crawford – PNP vice president and caretaker candidate for East Portland – has walked away from his constituency role. Crawford explained that the financial pressures on his fledgling business has taken … 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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Phillips Survives Curveball from Bunting – What Happens Next?

People’s National Party’s (PNP) President, Peter Phillips (One PNP), held off a strong challenge for the leadership to defeat rival Peter Bunting (Rise United) by 1,427 (51%) votes to 1,351 (49%). Just. PNP delegates spoke on Saturday (96% turnout) and … 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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Bunting Bluffs His Leadership Bid?

Peter Bunting has decided not to challenge Peter Phillips to succeed Portia Simpson-Miller as leader of Jamaica’s People’s National Party (PNP). In his statement Bunting also felt Phillips is the right person to lead the current party of opposition. So … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Andrew Holness

Andrew Holness must be congratulated for leading his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to victory over the losing (governing) People’s National Party (PNP). Holness ran the better campaign. PNP’s campaign was too arrogant and sloppy. JLP went from 21 seats in 2011 … 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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