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Category: Politics

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12/05/16

Permalink 01:53:50 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics, Commentary

General or Local Elections - Your Opportunity to make a Difference

Elections is a time when the citizens of a nation vote on who and which sets of ideals will govern their country. Depending on the type of Government practiced, usually there are two or more parties (political bodies) involved unless it’s a Monarchy or D… more »

07/01/10

Permalink 10:37:41 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Commentary

Time to get rid of the Old Guard

I hate Jamaican politics. Ok maybe that was a little harsh, but to be honest its the truth. I hate Jamaican politics not because I think its slow, or backward or old. I hate Jamaican politics because it seems to be a political system that does not focus… more »

06/13/10

Permalink 10:22:50 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics, Commentary

Jamaicans paying dearly for Bruce Golding’s Mess

‘Give a man enough rope him sure fi heng himself’, is a famous Jamaican proverb I learnt from my grandmother.  I’m sure if she was still alive she would use Jamaica’s current Prime Minister, Mr. Bruce Golding as a perfect example of someone working hard… more »

06/04/10

Permalink 01:20:25 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Culture, Commentary

Jamaica... the Backward society (Part 2)

As I said in the first part of this topic, I think Jamaica is pretty much devolving instead of evolving (note the word devolve may or may not be made up). It seems that for some strange reason we just dont believe in ourselves enough to think we can prog… more »

06/02/10

Permalink 11:13:43 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Commentary

The pot calling the kettle black

Ever heard that saying before? That the Pot is calling the kettle black? Well essentially this saying is what you normally use when you say something about somebody that you also have as a characteristic. Ok maybe that was a little difficult to understan… more »

05/29/10

Permalink 02:12:15 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Commentary, News

Read an interesting Article re: the US's Involvement in Dudus

Now I am not somebody to take things at face value, it just doesnt work for me. Personally whenever I'm reading anything I like to see alot of sources and alot of footnotes (that's why I link to so many websites in my articles). Half of my reason for thi… more »

05/27/10

Permalink 10:03:40 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Commentary, News

Labourless day (for all except the security forces)

May 23 marks a public holiday in Jamaica, that really isn't much of a holiday... this holiday is labour day. Now I saw that labour day isn't much of a holiday because while normally holidays are days of rest and relaxation on the mind, in Jamaica labour… more »

05/26/10

Permalink 11:58:57 am, by amilnal
Categories: Politics, Culture, Commentary, News

The People's Republic of Tivoli Gardens

Now, I used to say that my country was the only country in the New World aka Western Hemisphere that did not have a history of civil unrest against the state. Well, that horse has left the stable. It is with much sadness that I say that this day has been… more »

05/24/10

Permalink 01:45:50 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics, Commentary

Jamaica’s State of Emergency – Day 2

May 24, 2010:This morning I awoke to news of continued incidents of violence in Jamaica. Personally I have not seen or heard any signs of anything from where I am, above Hope Road, only the occasional helicopter flying overhead. However based on news r… more »
Permalink 12:41:26 am, by Melba
Categories: Politics, Commentary

Jamaica under a State of Emergency

Today, Sunday May 23, 2010 as my family and I relaxed at home in Kingston, Jamaica we received a call from a friend overseas. “ Unnu alright?” “Sure, why u asks” “ Mi hear se Jamaica a bun down, 2 police station down town has been torched and riot de… more »

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Three Ministers

Three ministers - a Presbyterian, a Methodist, and a Southern Baptist and their wives were all on a cruise together. A tidal wave came up and swamped the ship, and they all drowned. The next thing you know, they're standing before St.Peter.

As fate would have it, the first in line was the Presbyterian and his wife. St. Peter shook his head sadly and said, "I can't let you in. You were moral and upright, but you loved money too much. You loved it so much, you even married a woman named Penny."

St.Peter waved sadly, and poof! Down the chute to the 'Other Place' they went. Then came the Methodist. "Sorry, can't let you in either," said Saint Peter "You abstained from liquor and dancing and cards, but you loved food too much.

You loved food so much, you even married a woman named Candy!" Sadly, St. Peter waved again, and whang! Down the chute went the Methodists.

The Southern Baptist turned to his wife and whispered nervously, "It ain't looking good, Fanny."

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