Carlos R King

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A Verdict for West Portland Voters

Contrary to popular sentiments, Abe Dabdoub is to be commended for vigorously pursuing justice, for perceived wrongs, through legitimate means. If more Jamaicans followed his example, ours would be a better and more peaceful country. Mr. Dabdoub is a victim – “a prophet hath honour, save in his own country”. History will be kind to …

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Hanging Not Synonymous with Capital Punishment

As with every emotive issue, capital punishment is being mauled by the partisans – haul and pull, twist and turn. Truth-seekers are confused and bewildered and are left wondering, who is preaching truth and who error, because diametrically opposed views – pro and anti-capital punishment – can’t both be right. Based on the spin by …

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Dealing with Crime — An Open Letter to PM Golding

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Christopher Suckra was savagely sodomized and murdered this Wednesday while on his way to school. Now we will never know if he would have been a distinguished Prime Minister of Jamaica. His happy though wrecked life was mercilessly cut short by a murderer. He was stabbed, chopped and his head bashed …

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Prime Minister Golding Should Offer Unqualified Apology to Principals

Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding equated the action of school principals who have proposed and/or implemented what many consider “exorbitant” auxiliary/supplemental or development fees as “extorting parents…” He has, by default, called school administrators extortionists and thereby provided unnecessary distraction and fodder for talking-heads. There are many perks associated with the office of Prime Minister …

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How to Successfully Dismantle Political Garrisons

In Jamaica a political garrison is an area where at least 90 per cent of the eligible votes are cast for either of the two major political parties. Those votes are usually secured by way of coercion, intimidation (both implicit and explicit) or through bribery. Another distinct characteristic of political garrisons is the refusal of …

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