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Category: Politics

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Permalink 06:55:21 pm, by Brownie
Categories: Politics

Next PNP Leader

My first choice would be Portia Simpson-Miller. I do believe she really cares for Jamaica and Jamaicans. Many argue that she doesn’t have what it takes. I do agree that she is a bit rough around the edges, however we have accepted her in her numerous pos… more »


Permalink 09:45:58 pm, by Journal Admin
Categories: Politics

Who would you chose as the next leader of the PNP?

As Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson prepares to step down as leader of the People's National Party (PNP). The race is on for his successor! The four contenders are Dr. Peter Phillips, Dr. Omar Davies, Dr. Karl Blythe and the lone female Portia Simpson-Mil… more »


Permalink 09:54:52 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics

Pensions for Former Prime Ministers to be linked to the Salary of the Current Prime Minister.

The Government today officially linked the pensions of former Prime Ministers to the salaries of the current Prime Minister. Cabinet had taken the decision to do so since 1992 and has been making payments according however the matter was never brought to… more »


Permalink 10:38:43 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics


Yesterday a group of about fifty Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Mayors, Members of Parliament and Councilors attempted to deliver a letter to Jamaica House demanding more money for local government. Led by Kingston Mayor, Desmond McKenzie they left from Devo… more »


Permalink 09:25:30 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics

The Fight against Crime in Jamaica

Since the start of the year there have been over 1400 people murdered in Jamaica, an average of 4 to 5 persons per day. The increasing crime wave has had adverse effects on our businesses, transportation and schools. Although most of the crimes are conce… more »


Permalink 08:56:15 pm, by Melba
Categories: Politics

Who Really Run Things in Jamaican?

Yesterday October 03, 2005 the leader of the opposition Bruce Golding made a statement that still has me in disbelief. He was carried on television saying that within his constituency West Kingston there is peace for the areas that he controls however he… more »
Permalink 06:39:02 pm, by Journal Admin
Categories: Politics


Post contributed by Courtney Kenlock I am not advocate abuse of power by the authorities, I just want justice for everyone in this country but this seems far fetch. This is about the 4th time since Patterson is in charge that this cruel injustice has… more »


Permalink 09:36:52 pm, by Journal Admin
Categories: Politics, Business

Can the JLP lead this country to economic Prosperity?

Post contributed by: Courtney Kenlock The JLP seems to think that Jamaica is the same Jamaica that they led some 20 years ago. There are a number of changes in the world such as globalization which none of the political parties seem prepared for. The… more »


Permalink 03:47:59 pm, by Journal Admin
Categories: Politics

PJ's Legacy

Post contributed by: Courtney Kenlock The Present PNP Administration needs to listen to the people so as not to have civil disorder in the country. I am here looking at this government mismanagement of the country. Resources have been wasted; persons… more »


Permalink 08:59:54 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Commentary

Stupid People

Ok, maybe the title of my post has been harsh, but its what is running through my head at the moment. I am utterly frustrated. Frustrated with what? with the stupidity that seems to reign about our country today. I always used to say to myself that I'd n… more »

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Reasons why I love my Jamaican Mom

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait till we get home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You going get a ass'n when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE.
"What di backside yu thinkin'? Answer me when me talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me CONSEQUENCES.
"If yu run cross de road an' cyar lick yu dung, a goin' kill yu wid lick."

5. My Mother taught me THE VALUE OF EDUCATION.
"If yu no go a school, yu a go tun tief or walk an' pick up bottle."

6. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If yu tun over yu eye lid an fly pitch pan it, it a go stay so fi evva."

7. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD.
"Is not one time monkey goin' wan' wife"

8. My Mother taught me ESP.
"Yu tink a don't know what yu up to nuh?"

9. My Mother taught me HUMOR.
"If yu don' eat food, breeze goin' blow yu 'way."

10. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT.
"Come an' tek yu beatin' like man."

11. My Mother taught me about SEX.
"Yu tink say yu drop from sky?"

12. My Mother taught me about GENETICS.
"Yu jus' like yu faada."

13. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Yu tink mi come from "Back A Wall?"

14. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE.
"When yu get to be as ol' as me, yu wi understan'."

15. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE.
"One day wen yu have pickney, a hope dem treat yu same way."


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