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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 […]

Marcia Forbes: Jamaica after Golding

By Marcia Forbes A Fractious Party The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is a political party that has experienced a fair share of internecine conflict driven by various factions and what some describe as “unbridled self-interests.” The 1999 “Gang of Five” […]

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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 Tries to Reassure Public on International Monetary Fund Agreement

While the last completed review with the IMF on Jamaica’s economy as September 2010, Jamaican Finance Minister Audley Shaw said the December 2010 and March 2011 assessments had not yet been reviewed by the IMF. “We have neither passed nor […]

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 […]

Unease over Jamaica's IMF Review

The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica is concerned about Jamaica’s loan arrangement with the International Monetary Fund, as the world body has yet to complete its performance review for December 2010 and March 2011. Earlier this week, People’s National Party […]

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Jamaican Opposition Plans Island-Wide Protest over Extradition Affair

Jamaica’s Opposition People’s National Party is planning an island-wide protest concerning the government’s handling of the extradition crisis involving Christopher “Dudus” Coke. Former Justice Minister KD Knight, the lead attorney representing the party during the recently-concluded Commission of Enquiry, said […]

Parties Divided on Manatt Report

Jamaica’s two political parties had vastly different reactions to the findings of the Manatt Commission of Enquiry report, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday. The ruling Jamaica Labour Party said it was “satisfied” with the findings, according to a release […]

A Conversation with Angela Brown-Burke, VP of Jamaica's People's National Party

Angela Brown-Burke is the vice president of Jamaica’s People’s National Party, along with being Councillor for the Norman Gardens Division and Minority Leader in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation. Caribbean Journal talked to Brown-Burke about the ongoing problems of […]

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Jamaican Government Temporarily Cuts Fuel Taxes, Staves Off Protest

Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw The Jamaican Government temporarily reduced the ad valorem tax on petrol from 15 percent to 10 percent yesterday, with the cut set to take effect Thursday. The move came after threats of […]

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 […]

Jamaican PNP to Gov't: Clarify Position on CCJ

The Caribbean Court of Justice, the court supported by some Caribbean nationals as a pan-Caribbean court of appeal replacing the British Privy Council, has jumped into the news this week as a vote is set to be taken next week […]


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