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Two Jamaican Icons and A Lifetime of Service


Two Jamaicans, one in the political sphere and the other a radio personality, will ‘almost’ close out their innings in the public arena … and they will leave a gap that can never be filled – at least, not in our lifetime. Continue reading

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JLP Election Aftermath | Democracy ‘dissed’, Hope dashed?


“To the victor belongs the spoils” William L. Marcy Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader, Andrew Holness, defeated his challenger, Audley Shaw, in last Sunday’s internal party elections. The decisive margin of victory [692] was significantly higher than that secured by Portia … Continue reading

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The price of Democracy | I hope HE wins!


In less than 24 hours the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will have a newly elected leader and Jamaica will, ostensibly, have a ‘new’ Prime Minister in waiting. The average Jamaican – with no links to either political Party – cannot … Continue reading

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Decision 2011: Seeing ‘Red’, while searching for ‘Green’


PORTIA Simpson Miller and the People’s National Party (PNP) have been given a mandate to form the next Government in Jamaica. The electorate spoke in a resounding voice – by a margin of 41-22 seats – and rejected the incumbent Jamaica Labour … Continue reading

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The Jamaican Political Divide: ‘Nobody canna cross it!’


Years ago, as a youngster, I had a dream! It was crystal clear. Michael Manley was prime minister of Jamaica, and Edward Seaga was the minister of finance – in the same administration! I cannot tell how it happened but, … Continue reading

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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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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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