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News Jamaica Politics: The Forgotten Politics of 90s Ska-Punk

Published on: Friday 20 March 2020
The Forgotten Politics of 90s Ska-Punk
News source: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/3a8yb8/the-forgotten-politics-of-90s-ska-punk

“Politics and ska have always been intertwined,” says Heather Augustyn, author of numerous books on ska as well as the writer of the 2019 documentary Pick It Up!: Ska in the ’90s. “Because Jamaica ...

News Jamaica Politics: Meet the Cuomo family, the New York political dynasty that's become the face of America's response to the coronavirus pandemic

Published on: Thursday 26 March 2020
Meet the Cuomo family, the New York political dynasty that's become the face of America's response to the coronavirus pandemic
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-cuomo-family-andrew-mario-new-york-politics-2020-3

The Cuomo family has produced two New York governors, a primetime news anchor, a doctor, and several lawyers.

News Jamaica Politics: Jamaica needs a third political party

Published on: Thursday 06 February 2020
Jamaica needs a third political party
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/editorial/jamaica-needs-a-third-political-party_186613?profile=1234

I am of the view that we urgently need a viable third political party in Jamaica. In the present political landscape one party is obsessed with highlighting episodes of corruption in the other, while ...

News Jamaica Politics: WATCH: Can JAMAICA become the SINGAPORE of the CARIBBEAN?

Published on: Sunday 16 February 2020
WATCH: Can JAMAICA become the SINGAPORE of the CARIBBEAN?
News source: https://jamaicans.com/videos/watch-can-jamaica-become-the-singapore-of-the-caribbean/

Jamaica is the land of Bob Marley, Usain Bolt and Rastafarians: a World-class cultural powerhouse. Then again, when it comes to economics, Jamaica is completely irrelevant. Politics wise, Jamaica is ...

News Jamaica Politics: ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaica needs a third political party

Published on: Thursday 06 February 2020
ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaica needs a third political party
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/ONLINE_READERS_COMMENT:__Jamaica_needs_a_third

I am of the view that we urgently need a viable third political party in Jamaica. Amidst the present turmoil in the political scene with one party obsessed with highlighting episodes of corruption in ...

News Jamaica Politics: Did We Ever Know the Real Kamala Harris?

Published on: Tuesday 03 December 2019
Did We Ever Know the Real Kamala Harris?
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/opinion/kamala-harris-drop-out.html

Now that she has dropped out of the presidential race, the legacy of her campaign may be what the candidacy illustrates about the complexity and reality of politics in the Golden State. From her roots ...

News Jamaica Politics: Chinese political leaders visiting Jamaica

Published on: Monday 02 December 2019
Chinese political leaders visiting Jamaica
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/chinese-political-leaders-visiting-jamaica_181292?profile=1373

A 14-member delegation from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will meet with members of both Houses of Jamaica's Parliament at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites in New ...

News Jamaica Politics: Jamaica: A Small Nation With an Outsize Global Influence

Published on: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Jamaica: A Small Nation With an Outsize Global Influence
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/books/review/the-confounding-island-jamaica-orlando-patterson.html

Yet Barbados has more than twice the per capita G.D.P. of Jamaica and none of the political violence. To explain this, Patterson pursues lines of investigation that are not strictly economic. The ...

News Jamaica Politics: Young people encouraged to get in politics

Published on: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Young people encouraged to get in politics
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Young_people_encouraged_to_get_in_politics_

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (YACJ), Kai Bridgewater, is encouraging the nation's young people to get involved in politics, and embrace it as a channel through ...

News Jamaica Politics: Holness says Gov't aware of political price for corruption

Published on: Monday 14 October 2019
Holness says Gov't aware of political price for corruption
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Holness_says_Govt_aware_of_political_price_for_corruption?profile=1228

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his administration understands that there is a political price to be paid for corruption. “People will want to make corruption a political ...

News Jamaica Politics: Political face-off

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Political face-off
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/front-page/political-face-off-opposition-threatens-protest-government-insists-it-won-t-interfere-with-corruption-investigations_176665?profile=1606

This, he said, is seven per cent of Jamaica's gross domestic product ... It is in that vein that we ensured that the Integrity Commission would not be influenced by the political directorate when we ...

News Jamaica Politics: An Intimate History of the British Empire

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
An Intimate History of the British Empire
News source: https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/an-intimate-history-of-the-british-empire

To her, Carl spoke little of Jamaica. “It was as if he had been born an airman in the Royal Air Force,” Hazel Carby writes in “Imperial Intimacies,” her new book of political history, which came out ...

News Jamaica Politics: PNP wants Political Ombudsman to reprimand Nesta Morgan

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
PNP wants Political Ombudsman to reprimand Nesta Morgan
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PNP_wants_Political_Ombudsman_to_reprimand_Nesta_Morgan

KINGSTON, Jamaica — General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP) Julian Robinson yesterday called for the “urgent intervention” of the Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, following ...

News Jamaica Politics: Kenya's president for Jamaica State visit

Published on: Saturday 20 July 2019
Kenya's president for Jamaica State visit
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/kenya-s-president-for-jamaica-state-visit_170449?profile=0&bcmt=1

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya will pay a three-day State visit to Jamaica as the country celebrates its 57th anniversary of political independence from Britain next month. A statement from the ...

News Jamaica Politics: What is so hard to understand about millennial voters in Jamaica?

Published on: Saturday 20 July 2019
What is so hard to understand about millennial voters in Jamaica?
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/the-agenda/what-is-so-hard-to-understand-about-millennial-voters-in-jamaica-_170347?profile=1096

This is so, because, with the exception of the 1970s, young people in Jamaica, being a legitimate part of the masses, have suffered disappointments over decades of trial and error with successive ...

News Jamaica Politics: State park named in honor of Shirley Chisholm opens on former landfill site along Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn

Published on: Monday 01 July 2019
State park named in honor of Shirley Chisholm opens on former landfill site along Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn
News source: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-shirley-chisholm-brooklyn-state-park-grand-opening-landfill-20190702-plrxkqwsvjbvzpbqigbiqrdv2u-story.html

The expansive waterfront site, built atop a pair of shuttered landfills, rises along the shores of Jamaica Bay in East New York and features ten miles of hiking and bike trails as well as water access and a pier for picnicking and fishing.

News Jamaica Politics: Jamaica Is Using Bob Marley’s Legacy to Market Austerity

Published on: Monday 01 July 2019
Jamaica Is Using Bob Marley’s Legacy to Market Austerity
News source: https://www.thenation.com/article/jamaica-bob-marley-imf-austerity/

Mired in political violence, higher inflation, and increasing desperation due to dwindling foreign exchange reserves, the PNP and later the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) implemented massive cuts to wages ...

News Jamaica Politics: Political representation at work

Published on: Monday 24 June 2019
Political representation at work
News source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/editorial/political-representation-at-work_168306?profile=1234

I last travelled this route over 20 years ago when I was in the Jamaica Defence Force ... are experiencing the type of political representation that not all Jamaican citizens receive. Daryl Vaz is ...