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Op-Ed: Trade Unions in Modern Jamaica

 Above: Kingston   By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The trade union movement’s early days in Jamaica The trade unions of Jamaica came into prominence in the workers’ riots of 1938. At that time the workers were protesting the level of their …

Op-Ed: Is Now the Time for the Caribbean Court of Justice?

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Last month, Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of Jamaica, in an emphatic speech at the Sir Arthur Louis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, emphasized that Jamaica was committed to regional integration and cooperation. The Prime …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Debt Trap

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The state of the Jamaican economy over successive administrations tells the story of Jamaica’s evolving debt trap. The distinction that should be appreciated amongst successive administrations is how well each managed (or perhaps more appropriately mismanaged) …

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 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor It is now the eve of parish council elections in Jamaica. This time it is concurrent with the General Elections in which the PNP (People’s National Party) surprisingly won a mandate over the JLP (Jamaica Labour …

 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 Alexander Britell Dr Saphire Longmore is the Jamaica Labour Party candidate for Eastern St Andrew in the upcoming election in the country Dec. 29. Longmore, who recently completed her MD in psychiatry, is also a former Miss Jamaica Universe …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Dayton Campbell is the candidate for the North West St Ann seat in Jamaica’s Parliament for the People’s National Party. He is facing off against Othniel Lawrence of the Jamaica Labour Party in the election Dec. …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor If matters go wrong in a free society, it is in the public interest that a free media exist to provide the public with information that the public has a right to know. This is …

 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 …

 Above: PM Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will hold national elections Dec. 29, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced Sunday night at a rally for his ruling Jamaica Labour Party in Mandeville. …

 Jamaican’s Kent Gammon, formerly a caretaker candidate for the St Andrew South-East seat, is an attorney, lecturer at UWI and author, most recently of Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward — the Jamaican Story: 1972-2007. Gammon, who now has his …

 By Alexander Britell Damion Crawford, People’s National Party candidate for the East Rural St Andrew seat in Jamaica’s Parliament, attended Kingston College, and then went to the University of the West Indies, where he received a master’s degree in tourism …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD US President Barack Obama became the virtual embodiment of successful use of social networks like YouTube, Twitter and the then-still-alive My Space by a politician. Today, every politician dreams of millions of Facebook friends and hundreds …

 Above: PM Bruce Golding By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding will formally resign on Sunday, Oct. 23, when Education Minister Andrew Holness will be sworn in as Jamaica’s next Prime Minister, his office said in statement. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite media reports suggesting an earlier departure, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said he maintained his position as to when he would leave office. However, Information Minister Daryl Vaz said that if Minister Andrew Holness, …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) The election of a new leader of the Jamaica Labour Party must be taken in a mature, transparent and dignified manner, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said last night in a national …

 Above: PM Bruce Golding at the UN last year (UN Photo: Rick Bajornas) Jamaican Senator Seeks Digital Parliament Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding did not provide further details about his decision to step down as leader of the ruling Jamaica …