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Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Local Election: The “Shine on the Ball” Illusion

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor The Jamaican people have answered the call of the People’s National Party (PNP) that they should elect their local councillor candidates to, as Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller termed, “join up the power of government.” The …

Op-Ed: Political Suspense in Jamaica

 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 …

Jamaica Emergency Jobs Plan Underway

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Emergency Employment Programme is now underway, with patching, drain cleaning and river training work having commenced in several communities. The projects have begun in Cow Pen, Windsor …

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 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff For CARICOM to remain static “is not an option at this time,” according to Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who returned to the country this week following …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8. Many will argue that every day is women’s day, especially in a country like Jamaica, where women make up at least 70 percent of university graduates and …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller with Prince Harry during his visit (Photo: OPM Jamaica) By the Caribbean Journal staff Prince Harry completed his four-day visit to Jamaica on Thursday, joined by students from schools across St James at …

 Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller opened the Jamaican Investment Forum in Montego Bay Thursday, a conference organized by the Inter-American Development Bank. More than 400 participants attended the …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a need for greater support from CARICOM countries in strengthening trade within the region, according to Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller made the remarks …

 Above: Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the new International Monetary Agreement that is soon to be negotiated will provide confidence to the business community. According to …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Dr Carlton Davis, a former head of the Jamaica Civil Service, has been appointed an ambassador and special envoy in the Office of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Davis, an expert on the …

 Above: Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s Cabinet completed its two-day retreat this weekend, finishing with presentations from the Financial Secretary and a team from the Bank of …

 Above: the Middlesex Guildhall in London By Jeffrey ForemanOp-Ed Contributor This year is a historic one in the region. In August, Jamaica, then Trinidad and Tobago will mark 50 years as independent nations. These two countries were the first to …

 By Garnett AnkleOp-Ed Contributor At this point in her political career, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller may be thinking of her legacy. How will history judge her? She has an opportunity to make an indelible mark on the political landscape …

 Above: US Secretary State Hillary Clinton and Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller (Photos: US State Department and OPM Jamaica) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned new Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller today …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller being sworn into Parliament yesterday (OPM Jamaica) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Members of Parliament are servants of the people and they should not betray the trust placed in them, Prime Minister Portia …

 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 …

 Above: Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller and Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, QC By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, QC will be fully accountable through Parliament, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller was …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor It is obvious that the IMF and the JLP government were either in continuous disagreement or that they were unable to enter a mediated agreement over the last year. According to the IMF’s website, Jamaica …