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Interview with Jamaican Parliamentary Candidate Damion Crawford

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 […]

Forbes: Social Media & Politics in Jamaica

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 […]


Jamaican PM Golding to Resign Oct. 23

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. […]

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Golding Could Depart Before November

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, […]

Golding: New Leader Must Be Chosen

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 […]

Golding: "I Remain Prime Minister"

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 […]

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Jamaica's Golding Won't Seek Re-Election

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said he would not be seeking re-election at the Jamaica Labour Party’s annual conference in November, and will step down as Prime Minister as soon as a new leader has […]

Op-Ed: David Rowe on the End of the Line for Christopher Coke

By David P Rowe Op-Ed Contributor Christopher Coke is a violent, politically affiliated Jamaican drug lord who was arrested while disguised as a woman in the company of a friendly pastor. Yesterday, Mr Coke struck a plea bargain with the […]

In Jamaica, a Row over Scrap Metal

Above: From left: Industry, Investment and Commerce State Minister, Hon. Michael Stern and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Christopher Tufton (right), at his New Kingston offices, Tuesday. (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A controversy is growing […]

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U.S. Firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips Mum on Commission Evidence

A conference room at the firm’s office The ongoing commission examining efforts by Jamaica’s leaders to lobby the United States concerning the requested extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke could hinge on whether U.S. law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, which […]

Jamaica's Manatt Commission Debates Washington Lobbyists

A heated battle took place at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry today in Kingston, as lawyers debated the place of lobbyists in Jamaican history. Frank Phipps, attorney for the Jamaica Labour Party, attempted to support the proposition that the practice […]

Golding Testifies before Commission

Prime Minister Bruce Golding began his long-awaited testimony before the Manatt Commission of Enquiry Friday, saying that he was “livid” when the high-powered Washington, D.C. lobbying firm said it preferred to represent the Government of Jamaica as opposed to the […]


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