Tag Archives: Portia Simpson-Miller

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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“The voice of the people [is] the voice of God”


Jamaicans went to the polls on March 26, 2012 to choose 227 Parish Councillors in Local Government Elections. Preliminary counts show the People’s National Party (PNP), led by Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, demolishing the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), led by … 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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To Vote or Not To Vote: That is the Question!


Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, last evening announced that the country will go to the polls in its sixteenth general elections on December 29, 2011. Choosing the Date The date was hardly a surprise for me: given his own comments … 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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