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Whither the ESF?

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw has made a revelation which has come as a shock to me. He has told a private sector grouping that money which the then Opposition – of which he is a member- earmarked for use in … Continue reading

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A Machiavellian mind

Three women have been included in the cabinet of Andrew Holness. They are: Kamina Johnson Smith – Minister of Foreign affairs & Foreign Trade; Shahine Robinson – Minister of Labour and Social Security ; and Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange – Minister … Continue reading

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My cabinet picks!

These are the people I would love to see in an Andrew Holness cabinet. The ideal size of a cabinet for me is 15. However, recognizing the potential internal struggle resulting from the thin majority in the house and the … Continue reading

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Holness’ first pickle – choosing a cabinet

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has the unenviable task of selecting a cabinet. Unenviable because he has the slimmest of margins ever seen after an electoral victory by any political party in Jamaica- 32:31. His party the Jamaica Labour Party, JLP, … Continue reading

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Election day watch

All the People’s National Party, PNP insiders with whom I have spoken have said if the PNP is going to the polls this year, it will want to go by the latest, the 15th December, 2015. If that is still … Continue reading

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A struggling democracy

The democracy struggles if it is not allowed to breathe. It suffocates if the quest for renewal is stunted. Renewal of the democracy occurs when elected and selected representatives understand their roles and act honorably when there are foul ups … Continue reading

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That crucial one vote!

The stakes are high. The historical significance of Jamaica joining the Caribbean Court of Justice, CCJ, as its final court of appeal cannot be overstated. 180 years of Jamaica taking its cases to the Privy Council in England could stop … Continue reading

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