Equal rights and justice Is our everlasting song. Unity and progress Will make our nation strong. Stand up for your rights when you hear the bell, Stand up for justice – Hear the freedom bell. Remember Bustamante, He served you well – Stand up Jamaicans – when you hear the bell Stand up Jamaicans – when you hear the bell. First verse lyrics and chorus … Continue reading Stand Up for Justice
Bad luck is reputed to be worse than obeah, but seeing the way that things are working out for the JLP in office I’m not sure recent events can be chalked up to bad luck alone. Some kind of obeah or “science” may provide a more convenient scapegoat for the series of unfortunate events that is befalling members of the Jamaica Labour Party, it is … Continue reading With Friends Like These…
Having previously made no secret that I think it is essential for the governing JLP to increase their effective majority in Gordon House without having to hold a series of by-elections or a snap general election; it is time to acknowledge the rich and unique opportunity that the recently concluded PNP presidential election represents for the governing JLP and their leader Bruce Golding. Back in … Continue reading A GOLDen Opportunity
I aborted a post on the Diatribalist Crime Plan way back in July for a variety of reasons. Mostly moral, some cultural. Moral since I need not tell people who hand out guns and wink & nod at murder and extortion which dastardly tactic they should use to maintain power. And cultural since in America questions of the sort I raise are part of the … Continue reading The Devil’s Advocate
I am firmly convinced that there will be no general election this year. If I would blog as quickly as ideas occur to me that might strike more people as a surprise. But even before Peter Phillips announced his challenge to Portia, the writing was already on the wall that there is no way the JLP could intend to call an election this year and … Continue reading Frog say wha’ a joke to you….
Commenter “Verle” on a recent post inquired what I thought of Mike Henry’s letter to the editor at the Observer published on Friday. Letters to the Editor (LTEs) especially rub me the wrong way as I know for a fact that the Jamaica Gleaner, and would hypothesize that the Jamaica Observer, do not print coherently written LTE’s by unconnected and non-privileged Jamaicans who write to … Continue reading To the Editor, Sir
….Welcome to JamDown! Poor people a dead at random, Political violence can’t done, Bare ghost and phantom…. Damien “Junior Gong” Marley, lyrics – Welcome to JamRock I wish the Jamaica media would clamor for the full repeal of Jamaican oppressive sections of libel laws with the same zest and zeal that they advocate for the summary execution of those Jamaican citizens who are caught red-handed … Continue reading They call it murder