Just watch Law and Order

The trial of Mark Myrie, better known to Jamaicans and reggae lovers as Buju Banton, as taken some of the spotlight from the beleaguered government of Bruce Golding.  The trial in Tampa has completely overshadowed the shadow that the prime minister is operating under. As I write, the jurors have the case under consideration, and […]
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Deficit Thinking

 It has been a long hot summer and its not finished.  Someone pointed out a common thread in my recent blogs… my constant references to the low intellectual quality of a substantial percentage of Americans. Its not that I hate Americans, but c’mon, its really not difficult to find a prominent story of someone […]
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Liar, Liar

Liar, Liar The Dudus/Manatt, Phelps and Phillips (MPP) affair continues to create sinking sands beneath the feet of Bruce Golding since he and his government have once again been caught in a lie. According to email transcripts printed by the Sunday Gleaner (August 22), there is the clear implication that both Golding and Attorney General […]
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Of state repression and class apartheid

The People’s National Party was vindicated on their position regarding the extension of the State of Emergency, with the unfortunate but brutally public extra-judicial killing of Ian Lloyd in Buckfield, St Ann.  Yet, it is more than distressing how many people rush to qualify and condone the murder. No matter what Lloyd did, no matter […]
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Rednecks of Uptown

I spent a few days in Jamaica recently at the time the extension for the State of Emergency (SoE) failed to pass in parliament.  The reaction to the failure clearly indicates the mounting class divisions in the society. Where is Michael Manley when we need him? It is clear that ‘It’s not black man time […]
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The beginning of a new beginning

The beginning of a new beginning (The following was an email from a colleague in response to my earlier posts and in regards tot he deteriorating situation in Jamaica.  I think it echoes what many Jamaicans inside and outside the island, are thinking.  The name has been withheld because this person holds a government position.  […]
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Bottomline: Bruce Golding must go!

As the strife in West Kingston increases and the death toll rises, there is only one bottomline… Bruce Golding must go.   The Jamaica Labour Party has to reject him or die. No reasonable person, party psychophant or not, should see any wisdom or justice in Bruce Golding remaining as part of the country’s political spectrum […]
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Where there is no accountability…

The escalation of the Golding problem has caused increasing alarm in and outside of Jamaica.   Note carefully that I said the ‘Golding problem’, not the ‘Dudus problem’.  There is only one place to lay the blame for this and only one outcome… the present prime minister must resign or be forced out. In my last […]
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Frightening Soap Operas

Bruce Golding is certainly embroiling himself and the Jamaica Labour Party in a mess over Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.   An interesting but frightening soap opera. Golding’s involvement in the affair has lost him credibility with some of his most ardent non-political supporters.  I mean those who are not getting a personal piece of the scarce resources… […]
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The definition of madness

Yea yea.  You have all behaved like good citizens and mailed in the census forms so your interest is done.  But though I’m not going to make a day job of this subject, I’m going to do one more.  Why, because of the question of Race. By the time I was 13, I became pre-occupied […]
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