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#PNPLectureSeries

    Editor’s note: Thanks to Jamaican Twitter for making this hashtag what it was. Your sense of humour helps to keep us all sane. Maybe you were as confused as I was when you saw this Jamaica Observer headline: … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to all…

Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house  Not a creature was stirring Not even a mouse.   See, the money was tight And hunger was a threat  Considering the burden That was Jamaica’s debt.   The sorrel … Continue reading

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Swearing-In Speech (Fixed) – by @cyopro

Editorial note: Most of us may have witnessed Prime Minister Simpson Miller’s inauguration address on January 5, 2012. In case you missed it, you may see it here, or read it here. However, since that time, the actions of the current … Continue reading

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INDECOM

“Between 1990 and 2000, according to official statistics, an average of 140 people were shot and killed per year by Jamaica’s police, a high figure in a country of only 2.6 million people. Between 2000 and 2002, the number of … Continue reading

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“Improved” and “Inspired”?

When I first heard that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller would be inducted in the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame, the first thing that I uttered (and sadly so) was, “For what?” Friends, it was an honest question. … Continue reading

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The Writing on the Wall

“Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting” – Daniel 5: 27 (The Bible, NIV) The ugliness of the state of governance in Jamaica was captured in news headlines this week. Back-to-back news reports uncovered the true … Continue reading

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On the OCG’s findings on that (troublesome) Azan matter

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) released a 140-page report on its investigation on the construction of wooden shops at the Spalding Market. A few things from the report: Bryant’s construction won a bid … Continue reading

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