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Final Results Released in Jamaican Vote; New PM to Be Sworn in Thursday

By the Caribbean Journal staff The final results in Jamaica’s election have been sent to the Govenor-General, with the opposition People’s National Party winning 42 of 63 seats. The PNP had initially totaled 41 seats, until a recount in the […]

Marcia Forbes: Jamaica Votes 2011 and the Women Who Ran

Above: MPs Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, Shahine Robinson and Denise Daley By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor In the recently-concluded December 2011 national elections the two major political parties in Jamaica, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), […]

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"Deep Introspection," Regrouping Ahead for Jamaica Labour Party

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. […]

Kent Gammon: What Are the Priorities of the New Jamaican Government?

By Kent Gammon Op-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 […]

New Jamaican PM to Focus on Economy

By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the People’s National Party’s landslide victory in Thursday’s election, incoming Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said it was now time to “urgently get on with the business of creating more economic and social opportunities […]

Jamaicans Head to the Polls

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 […]

Op-Ed: Civil Rights in Jamaica

By David P Rowe Op-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 […]

Op-Ed: Jamaica at a Crossroads

By Kent Gammon Op-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 […]

Interview with Jean Lowrie-Chin

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 […]

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In Jamaica, a Row over Speech

Above: Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller and Information Minister Arthur Wililams By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s politicians are in a row over acceptable speech, with the government calling out members of the opposition for allegedly “concerning” statements. Jamaican Information […]

Forbes: Women and Politics in Jamaica

Above, from left: Jamaican Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, MP Sharon Hay-Webster (JLP) and Culture Minister Olivia Grange By Marcia Forbes, PhD Op-Ed Contributor Patriarchy in Place The debate rages on around the world and is about to get really […]

Holness Calls for End to Garrisons

Above Jamaican PM Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will engage Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller in dialogue aimed at dismantling Jamaica’s garrison communities from the political landscape. Holness, […]


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