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Jamaica Has a New Prime Minister

 Jamaica has officially sworn in Andrew Holness as the country’s new Prime Minister. Holness’ Jamaica Labour Party won the country’s national elections last week. “To achieve the vision of shared prosperity through inclusive growth and meaningful job creation, now more …

Jamaica Election Results: Opposition Jamaica Labour Party Wins Vote

 Jamaica’s Opposition Jamaica Labour Party claimed victory in the country’s general elections on Thursday, according to preliminary results. In what was a very close race, the JLP took 33 of the 63 seats contested, ending five years of rule by …

Jamaica’s Political Families

 Political families in Jamaica By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Political Families a Global Norm? In the USA they have the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Clintons. Before them, there were the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts.  In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta …

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 Above: Audley Shaw By the Caribbean Journal staff Could the Jamaica Labour Party get a new leader? Opposition Member of Parliament and former Jamaican Finance Minister Audley Shaw seems to have thrown thrown his hat in the ring to challenge …

 Above: Works Minister Dr Omar Davies By the Caribbean Journal staff A forensic audit of has found a number of breaches in two major infrastructure projects in the country, according to Works Minister Dr Omar Davies. The audit revealed a …

 Above: PMs past and present gather to barrel a special edition Appleton Rum By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and a number of her predecessors gathered this week to barrel a special edition of Appleton …

 The following is the text of Jamaican Opposition Leader Andrew Holness’ message to the country on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fellow Jamaicans: Today as we celebrate 50 years of political independence, let us make a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff As part of a growing Caribbean trend, Jamaica’s government will establish a National Commission on Cultural and Creative Industries. The commission, which was announced by Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Tuesday, will aid the …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Peart By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s 63 new MPs were sworn in today at the opening of the new session of Parliament at Kingston’s Gordon House. MP …

 By Patrick A GallimoreOp-Ed Contributor The recently concluded general election in Jamaica was filled with a few glaring paradoxes. There was low voter turnout on election day, yet, the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party government administration was vigorously voted out, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the landslide victory of the opposition People’s National Party in Thursday’s Jamaican election, the Jamaica Labour Party pledged to make “deep introspection” a priority, according to an email sent to supporters after the vote. …

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Peoples’ National Party led by the Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, was handsomely rewarded by the Jamaican people in the country’s 16th general election, taking 42 of the 63 seats in the House of Parliament. The Jamaican …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaicans head to voting stations today in the country’s 16th general election, with the ruling Jamaica Labour Party and opposition People’s National Party facing off to determine the country’s next government. It has been an …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor The United States, through the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislated against racism in the workplace and the schoolhouse. The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution prevents the violation of equal protection under the law. …

 By Alexander Britell Joan Gordon-Webley was born in Pell River, Hanover, Jamaica. She is the past president of Caribbean Women for Democracy, the Jamaica Women’s Freedom Movement, among other posts, and previously represented East Rural St Andrew in Jamaica’s Parliament …

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Jamaican people will decide their fate on the Dec. 29 in the country’s 16th general election. They face a major crossroads: go with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) which will mean austerity measures due to …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaica’s elections are quickly heating up, and one of those monitoring the political developments closely is University of the West Indies Professor Ian Boxill, who is the Carlton Alexander Chair in Management Studies. Dr Boxill is also …

 By Alexander Britell Jean Lowrie-Chin is one of Jamaica’s leading media experts, having founded public relations firm PROComm and created the Jamaica Gleaner’s Flair magazine. Lowrie Chin is also a veteran political analyst, having been a columnist for the Jamaica …