Norman Manley

  • Whither the Peoples National Party?

    The elections are over. For the government, the big job will remain: Crime, unemployment, squatting, health, praedial larceny, water, roads. The teachers, the nurses and the police will come knocking in short order and the enthusiasm that returned the JLP to power will dissipate, especially if Covid-19 stays with...
  • Public Opinion, The Baptists And The National Movement

    A quiet but not too distant presence in the sinews of Public Opinion was the Jamaican Baptist church. It was the Baptists who led the way to emancipation. It was the Baptists who created the Free Villages for the unenslaved people. It was the Baptists who were leaders in...
  • Public Opinion And Me

    The re-emergence of the name Public Opinion in Jamaican journalism is stuff that gladdens the heart. Especially mine.    When I learnt in 1961 that the little weekly newspaper at Torrington Road was planning to become a daily, I inquired whether a position as a reporter could be mine....
  • BUNTING, ROPER HAVE ‘DISSED’ THE AMBITION OF AN ENTIRE NATION

    It is a sad moment in the history of Jamaica when we finally have to realize that the crass politics and their accompanying utterances leave very little hope for natural evolution. The two by-elections are over and the results are not any different to those that were expected, so...