Day: March 13, 2009

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The Three Commonsense Rs of Jamaica’s Revival

Over these last few years, there have been newspaper editorials and columns calling, challenging, chiding and cajoling the Jamaican government, whether it was the PNP-led version or this current version led by the JLP, to do the little things to make Jamaica a better place. There have been announcements made, a number of times with …

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UPP Creates History in Taking Antigua Election

Following Thursday’s election marred by a late start at some polling stations, Baldwin Spencer was sworn in Friday morning as Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda by Governor General Dame Louis Lake-Tack after his United Progressive Party created history by being the first two term government outside of the Antigua Labour party. On Friday morning …

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Anansi, Miss Lou and the Raw Chaw Argument

Rigidly upstanding citizens are quite upset with me because I’ve brought the uncomfortable issue of language into the conversation about dancehall culture and public morality. I’ve been accused of ‘anancyism’ for diverting attention from the ‘real’ issue:  the need to clean up raw chaw dancehall lyrics on the public airwaves. Because I choose to pay …

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Bahamas Gears up to Address Climate Change

The Bahamas government is moving to put measures in place to help the extremely vulnerable islands adjust to what one government official calls a possible ‘death sentence for small islands.’ Mr. Phillip Weech, Director of the Bahamas Environmental Science and Technology Commission, said that the government was working on an energy policy, exploring alternative sources …

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Why The PNP Can and Will Win West Portland

General public perception is that the  Jamaica Labour Party’s  (JLP) Daryl Vaz is a strong candidate in the West Portland by election resulting from the dual citizenship debacle and is certain to win the seat. This perception is a fallacy, based on ‘spin’ not fact. Since the general election of September 2007, the former member …

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