• Instead of killing the messenger…

    Jamaican politics is a tribal thing. It always has been. This is in no small part due to our size and the domination of only two political parties since the people gained the right to both vote and self-governance. Many are the tales of people from as far back...
  • Our broken windows need fixing

        Jamaica has a serious crime issue, and it is not relegated to one area of activity. We rank high on corruption, we rank high on the murder charts, we rank high on the rape/sexual abuse charts, we rank high on the drug trafficking charts and the list...
  • The jungle in us

      Recently a comment made on social media by an unsuspecting visitor caused much brouhaha online. The poor soul made the mistake of saying that she was vacationing in Jamaica and feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after visiting the jungles in Portland. Comments ranging from ‘typical first world person degrading...
  • America, China and silly geopolitical games

      What is going on with China’s Muslim population and how did we get here? These are questions some may be asking. After all, for over a year we have been told tales of how the Chinese Uyghur population is under siege from the atheistic communists in China. Things...
  • The Government we deserve

        Do people get the leaders they deserve? Does a joke country need a joke leadership? I lean towards not believing that. I like to believe that circumstances beyond the control of people often times lead to bad/joke leaders running a country. There are times, however, when I...
  • This certainly is not a people’s budget

    The reading and debating of this year’s budget have been interesting in quite a few areas. First of all it is interesting to note that the Government has indeed managed to maintain a budget roughly in line with previous years. This shows fiscal discipline — something which the Fiscal...
  • Either tackle the issues of race and class, or shut up, Mr Politician

      Recently, during the heat of the Portland Eastern by-election campaign the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate, Mr Damion Crawford, raised the issues of both class and race, while also making an ass of himself as it relates to gender. True to form, seemingly the entire nation has taken...
  • Business as usual is costing this country dearly

        The Petrojam scandal must not be allowed to die. On the contrary, it must be pursued until those guilty of misdeeds end up before the courts and in jail. This scandal, which is merely the giant tip of an even bigger iceberg, has shown in a simple,...
  • Hypocritical and illegal acts against Venezuela

        The recent movements on the international and diplomatic scenes are jaw-dropping. 34 countries have recently ‘out of the blue’ decided to recognise speaker of the House Juan Guido as the interim president of Venezuela, shocking news to me as I was pretty sure that Maduro won the...

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