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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

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Jamaica General Election – Move it to 2021

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision earlier this month to call for the general election on 3 September -right in the middle of the pandemic – was clearly ill-judged and he needs to postpone the polls until 2021. Why the leadership … Continue reading

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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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UK General Elections – The Smaller Parties

When next month’s UK general election is concluded, either the Labour or Conservative Party may have to rely on the support of seats won by their smaller rivals to form a government that functions effectively. Liberal Democrats It is hard … 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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Is the PNP Finally in Renewal Mode?

The popular term “A week is a long time in politics” has recently manifested itself in Jamaica. 4 April 2019 – Portland Goes 100% Vaz The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Anne Marie Vaz defeated the popular Peoples National … Continue reading

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Scandal in North American Politics

Last Wednesday, we saw an astonishing moment in political theatre. We witnessed a lawyer who sat before lawmakers and delivered an opening statement about corruption, political interference, bullying and veiled threats which some would construe as an obstruction of justice. … Continue reading

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Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

Forbes Magazine came out recently with its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Rank/Name Country Category 1.    Angela Merkel Germany Politics 2.    Theresa May UK Politics 3.    Christine Largarde (IMF) France Economy 4.    Marry Barra (GM) US Automotive … Continue reading

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NFL vs Trump: False Start

On 24 and 25 September 2017, NFL players, management and owners protested seemingly in response to Trump’s “son of a bitch” comments; made days earlier about players who protest during the playing of the US national anthem. I found the … Continue reading

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US Elections: Winners & Losers

In a mainly 2 horse race it is hardly surprising that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. Especially given the other unusual events that’s happened in 2016 such as BREXIT and the Chicago Cubs. To me here are some of the … Continue reading

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