Monthly Archives: October 2011

Much Ado About Nothing…


The week that was … in Jamaica: Politics: Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, named his “new” Cabinet… I confess I did not expect anything new about it and so I was not disappointed. Yet, so much for dashed unexpressed ‘hope’. The … Continue reading

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Diminishing the Offices of the Custus and the Governor General


The Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Patrick Allen, yesterday lauded outgoing and embattled prime minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, at the ceremony to appoint the new prime minister, the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness. Sir. Patrick commended Golding on his stewardship and … Continue reading

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A Case for the Jamaican Dialect (Patois/Patwa/Creole)


Education Minister, Andrew Holness, recently expressed concerns about the use of the Jamaican dialect on our air waves. He received some flack for his comments as the longstanding debate on the use of our ‘language’ rages on. I make no … Continue reading

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Another Messiah?


At the time of writing, there is less than 12 hours before the start of the ceremony to swear in the Hon. Andrew Holness as Jamaica’s ninth (and youngest) prime minister (Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.) Many can … Continue reading

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On Requests for Apologies…


“He that complies against his will; is of his own opinion still.” Samuel Butler (1612-1680) Topical issues in Jamaica over the last week or so include a ruling by the Political Ombudsman, Bishop Herro Blair, for the People’s National Party … Continue reading

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Towards a New Ending


There is nothing like a funeral (especially of a ‘young’ person) to bring us face-to-face with the mortality of man. I went to one such on Saturday (a long time friend – 2 years older than me) and yesterday (Sunday) … Continue reading

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