Tagged: Jamaican politics

Strong Man Never Wrong?

Strong Man Never Wrong?

  Growing up in Jamaica, I often heard the saying, “Strong man never wrong.” It was a reflection of the society of the times. Jamaica was a colony in which white colonists and British...

Well  Said, Prime Minister!

Well Said, Prime Minister!

  Included in Jamaicans.com is a video of Prime Minister Andrew Holness  (photo) delivering his New Year’s address. If you haven’t done so already, you might want to check it out. It’s a pragmatic yet...

The Good that Churches Do

The Good that Churches Do

There is so much to deplore in organized religion. History is littered with the tragic consequences of good intentions gone astray and bad intentions festering beneath the masks of false prophets. But, on the...

This Conspiracy Theory is Pretty Wild, But…

This Conspiracy Theory is Pretty Wild, But…

A friend sent me an article circulating on the web that warns the United States is planning to invade Jamaica and capture the island’s oil. The author claims the row over Dudus is just...

I’m Sure Gangs’ Political Power Is Not Unique to Jamaica

I’m Sure Gangs’ Political Power Is Not Unique to Jamaica

Associated Press writer David Mcfadden reports from Jamaica today that public outrage is pressuring Prime Minister Bruce Golding to end the historic links between politicians and the gangs. “The political parties built the gangs,”...

This “Heal Jamaica” Video Brought Tears to My Eyes

This “Heal Jamaica” Video Brought Tears to My Eyes

Margaret Lowe, a Jamaican friend who lives in Orlando, sent me this video, and I am not ashamed to admit it brought tears to my eyes. Not tears of sadness but tears of hope...

At Least Jamaica is Willing to Join the Dance

At Least Jamaica is Willing to Join the Dance

I’ve always wondered about the Parable of the Talents. The parable tells of a master who was leaving home for a while, and before setting out, gave his three servants different amounts of money....