What do you think of the Prime Minister’s most recent address to the nation?

January 11th, 2013

On Sunday January 6, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller gave an address to the nation. This address has been shot down by several individuals and organizations who believe that it lacked depth, and failed to give the country to a better understanding of the complications with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) deal, among other things. [...]

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Another flag fiasco

August 15th, 2012

There is yet another flag fiasco that is causing a major uproar in Jamaica. This new controversy came about in the midst of the Independence festivities recently, after it was discovered that the face of the Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites was superimposed over an impression of the Jamaican flag on a number of souvenir bookmarkers. [...]

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Should the no user fee policy at hospitals continue?

February 15th, 2012

There has been a recent dispute brewing about the no user fee policy at hospitals. Health minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson says that the government is not hastening to abolish the no-user fee policy. However, it is very obvious that the money problems that this policy creates is a major cause for concern. One of the [...]

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Supporters question Henry’s exclusion from JLP shadow cabinet

January 24th, 2012

Opposition leader Andrew Holness recently announced the persons chosen for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) shadow cabinet. This announcement caused quite a stir when some party members realized that Member of Parliament, Mike Henry was excluded from this line up. Some of these members have indicated that they feel utterly disrespected by Henry’s exclusion and [...]

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Should the new Jamaican Government continue with old policies?

January 19th, 2012

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness came under fire in Parliament recently, after warning the new Government against forsaking policies carried out under the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). “When we left the government, we left a solid and stable base…on which we expect the Government to build”, Holness declared. Holness’s statement caused quite a stir from members [...]

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Should Holness receive the same pension as other former Prime Ministers?

January 8th, 2012

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) lost the election, and therefore Andrew Holness is no longer the Prime Minister of Jamaica. The fact that Holness who served as Prime Minister for only two months, subsequent to the resignation of Bruce Golding in November last year, will now be legally entitled to the same amount of pension [...]

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