Stony Gut, Coral Gardens, Tivoli – Repression of the Counter Culture

Rastafari elder recall's Black Friday 1963 events in documentary.

The European launch of a documentary on the 1963 government attack on Rastafari in Jamaica, and a Canadian report that murders in Toronto have fallen 25 per cent since the arrest of Jamaican community don, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, serve to highlight that the island’s power structure and culture remain at odds, 50 years after independence from Britain.

Mark Lee

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Feet to the Fire – Reflection on an Election

Portia Simpson Miller

The opposition People’s National party was returned to power taking 41 of 63 seats in the House of representatives in Jamaica’s general election Thursday, called by Andrew Holness after just over a month in office to secure his own mandate on inheriting a moribund economy from Bruce Golding. It was a massive defeat after an almost evenly split vote in 2007.

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