Kadene Porter

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Top Ten Ways to Make Air Jamaica More Profitable

Let’s face it, the Jamaican taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize a national airline that continues to jettison their hard earned funds while a flummoxed government looks on, unable to exercise good judgment and free itself of this albatross before the nation’s economy is completely strangled. Out of concern for the well-being of the beleaguered taxpayer, …

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Obama and the Presidential Security Challenge

The U.S. presidential campaign trail presents a host of challenges for the US Secret Service (USSS) protective detail assigned to cover the presidential candidates, something we’ve discussed previously. Major presidential candidates have been afforded USSS protection since the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy at a campaign event. Due to the nature of modern presidential campaigns, …

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Barack Obama — Can He Deliver?

President-elect Barack Obama must have seen it coming. There are still celebrations in the most remote reaches of the globe. The expectations following his victory are so stupendous, it seems many are setting themselves up for eventual disappointment. From every corner of the planet, the jubilation that has greeted his accession to power is somehow …

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A Nation Reinvents Itself

On the eve of probably the most pivotal election in US history, Americans have seen the best and worst of themselves. For matters of race relations, an issue that has largely been ignored for decades with everyone knowing, resenting or cherishing their designated place in the society, the presidential campaign has become a cutting board to expose the viscera …

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Casting Stones – The Death of Reason

I was not at all surprised to read in the Jamaican media of the Rev. Al Miller’s most recent claim regarding divine justice and the death penalty. The mounting fear of being the next random victim as well as frustration levelled at the governing authorities for their impotence and lack of urgency in finding workable …

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From Russia with Love to Sarah Palin

That’s it. Vice President Nominee Sarah Palin has bridged the Bering Strait and the Russians are in love. Watch as Vlad and Boris sing their hearts out to “Misses Palin” and even incorporate some Jamaican “butterfly” moves into their homage to their Alaskan neighbour. It’s hilarious. “Mrs. Palin, I want to fly into your airspace, …

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The Making of Savages

Only one thing provokes more outrage in me than Jamaica’s runaway murder rate, and it’s the pathetic hand-wringing and pseudo self-examination that usually follows a murder rampage of epic proportions. Over the past three weeks, the pressure has been unrelenting. Report after report of fresh kills have bombarded the public, pushing the envelope past criminality …

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Of Sand and Silence

A curious silence has descended on the issue of the disappearance of the Coral Spring sand. Since the fire-breathing Minister Samuda belched out threats against the guilty parties before the investigations were launched, there has been an uncomfortable absence of any responses to the questions a concerned public continues to ask. Like the Trafigura affair …

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