Tag Archives: Jamaica

#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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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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Long but interesting read: “EMANCIPATION IN JAMAICA; Times Past and Times Present”

I happened upon this article in the New York Times a couple hours ago. The full text of the article is below. I invite you to read and share your thoughts on it. And please, bear in mind that it was … Continue reading

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Jamaica in “1984”

In 1949 the dystopian novel “1984”, written by George Orwell, was published.  I can only assume that at the time of its publication it brought to one’s imagination a society so far-fetched in its ideals and practices.  Perhaps no one … Continue reading

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