Michael Manley

  • Receding From Terror

    What was hidden from the wise and prudent, now revealed to the babes and sucklings – No Baptism by The Ethiopians. Jamaica is finally showing signs of recession from terror. The general election campaign of 2020 bears little resemblance to those of 1976 and 1980 when bullets were the...
  • Thank God for Dayton Campbell! No Jestering!

    Somewhere around the beginning of my teenage years my mother put up a sign over the door. A sign you could never miss if you were leaving the house. With sparkling silver letters in an Old English font against a blue background it said: In Everything Give Thanks. “Everything?”...
  • The Mark is Golden

    And it came to pass that during the first decade of Independence when Norman Washington Manley, the Father of the Nation, was set to demit office, he would have watched the ascendancy of his son Michael Manley to the throne as leader of the People’s National Party (PNP). At...
  • The Making Of A Leader: The PNP’s Challenge

    Leadership is said to be a process, not a position, of which political leadership is but one facet. Even so, political leadership has undergone less rigorous analysis than, say, organisational leadership, which makes it even more difficult to begin to offer a treatise on the doctrine of leadership from...
  • Lest we forget, everyone wants to talk, not act

    “Lest we forget” is the phrase most commonly used in remembering those who died in the Two Great Wars; 1914-18 and 1939-45. It has been extended to include that wider memory of service men and women who made the supreme sacrifice so that those civilians who were alive at...
  • A Way Out Of This Self-Imposed Purgatory

      The passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga has occupied our thoughts and has stimulated discussion and analysis of our views of his service. Certainly, most have been strongly partisan in content, however where there had been possible disagreements, these were treated in a respectful manner, even from...
  • Cannabis in Independent Jamaica; a personal perspective 1962- 2015.

    I was born June 17th 1953, second son to David Coore, (Jamaican) and Rita (nee Innis, Trinidad) in Kingston Jamaica. My father was a barrister and a member of the People’s National Party (whose Leader Hon. Norman Manley was father of my father’s closest childhood friend,  Michael Manley, who would...