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China — Is The West Stupid?

In a virtual address at the World Economic Forum, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has warned against a bloc confrontation and economic decoupling by countries, especially those in the West. In President Xi’s view, the world has witnessed significant changes never before seen in history. He said today we are living “in a new period of turbulence and transformation.”  He also […]

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Reshuffle Is Not Enough Mr. Prime Minister

Somebody plays the wrong domino And want the world to follow Someone is fillin’ their sack In a compulsory block [Chorus] Who colt the game A you colt the game Why you play the bad card Now we catch you off guard — Bob Marley The system of government in Jamaica is rooted in a constitutional monarchy under which The […]

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Jamaica — Senator Morris Wasting Time

We don’t need another hero We don’t need to know the way home All we want is life beyond Thunderdome — Tina Turner Barbados’ ditching of the British monarchy for a republican status has created a lot of hullabaloos among officialdom in Jamaica as well as generated heated discussions on the streets. The truth is Jamaica has been debating whether […]

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We Don’t Need Another Hero

We don’t need another hero We don’t need to know the way home All we want is life beyond Thunderdome — Tina Turner Photo Credit: nlj@nlj.gov.jm Barbados’ ditching of the British monarchy for a republican status has created a lot of hullabaloos among officialdom in Jamaica as well as generated heated discussions on the streets. The truth is Jamaica has […]

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Government Walking On Quicksand

Since Jamaica gained its independence in 1962, its problems seem to have grown insurmountable, especially since the 1970s and onwards. The recent court action between the Jamaica Police Federation, which represents the rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Government over back pay is a case in point. The country appears to be always in a […]

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The Police Given An Impossible Task

Jamaica gained its independence in 1962, over fifty-nine years ago. Since then, the People’s National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) have asked and continue to ask the Jamaican electorate to give them power not only to advance and protect their interest but also to guarantee their rights under the constitution. Thus, under the fundamental rights and freedoms of […]

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Troy Bridge — A Politician’s Shame

Photo source: jamaicaobserver.com Nearly four months after the Troy bridge that borders Manchester and Trelawny collapsed, citizens who traversed both parishes on a daily basis for their social and economic well-being have been left stranded and yet to see any tangible move by the Government to address the situation. Meanwhile, the citizens have embarked on a daredevil attempt to help […]

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Will Bernie Sanders Bow?

The U.S. Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, has failed in his presidential bid in the 2016 and 2020 general elections. However, he has always been the voice of the voiceless in the U.S. Congress. He is now serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018 with 67 percent of the vote. Dubbed as a left-wing […]