He’s not the prime minisiter, he just plays one on tv.

I was in Jamaica when prime minister Golding addressed the issue of the firing of BoJ governor Derick Latibeaudiere. But that is only for time reference for the moment. I will address that issue further on. As is usual when I visit Jamaica, I try to get a feel for what is happening from the […]
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Surprised? Surpriiiise

I notice the government of Jamaica is selling everything and I mean everything even if its nailed down. Jamaica has become a veritable yard-sale. On the block are several sugar lands, Air Jamaica and now Up Park Camp. Yes you read right. The government is selling the army lands for building purposes. Bad idea that […]
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Hand-jobs and more

Recent posturing by Israeli pm Netanyahu might appear to be an aggressive response to Barack Obama’s wish for peace in the mid-east. According to news reports, Netanyahu is signaling that he may resist Obama’s call for Palestinian statehood, and that he may authorize military strikes against Iran if the United States doesn’t act first. In […]
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Talking about faith

I really don’t want to s spend too much time on Jamaica’s budget but I note that in prime minister Golding’s presentation, he is supposed to be putting emphasis on the youth, initiating a programme called Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), aimed at helping high school leavers get employed. More like setting them up for business, […]
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Paradise Losing

In the 1970’s, Ernie Smith did a song called ‘Jah Kingdom goes to waste’. Visiting Jamaica recently, I can’t help but recall the hauntingly familiar song. I was there during the beginning of the budget presentation and wondered what bizarre world some people were living in. As I form this blog, protests had taken place […]
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60-0 in 5 seconds or less

Friday September 26 is going to be defined by many people’s astonished phrase of “Washington Mutual what?!!” as they discover that the bank has been ordered shut, shut down, closed, locked down, until further notice. Yep! That’s it folks. Pack your bags and leave in an orderly manner. George Bush is shutting the effing country […]
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