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Jamaican PM Appoints New Ministers

 Above: MPs Dr Peter Philips, Lisa Hanna and Damion Crawford By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller appointed 19 new ministers and eight Ministers of State to her cabinet at a ceremony today at King’s …

Op-Ed: Jamaica’s Election Paradoxes

 By Patrick A GallimoreOp-Ed Contributor The recently concluded general election in Jamaica was filled with a few glaring paradoxes. There was low voter turnout on election day, yet, the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party government administration was vigorously voted out, which …

Jamaica Could Sever Ties with British Monarchy, Become Republic

 Above: Buckingham Palace (Photo: British Monarchy) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller signaled her government’s intention to sever its ties with the British Monarchy at her swearing-in today at King’s House. “This 50th Anniversary …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Portia Simpson Miller has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Jamaica following a ceremony at Kingston’s King’s House this afternoon. “In our political history, it is a rare opportunity to be given a …

 Above: Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza congratulated incoming Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on her victory in Thursday’s election. Insulza said the victory was a “confirmation of the confidence which …

 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 …

 Above: MPs Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, Shahine Robinson and Denise Daley By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor In the recently-concluded December2011 national elections the two major political parties in Jamaica, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), fielded a …

 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 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 …

 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 …

 By David P RoweOp-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 law. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

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

 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, …

 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 …