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…
As pointed out by reader Esteban Agosto Reid, the William J. Clinton Foundation; the charity foundation led by the 42nd American president, Bill Clinton; received a donation from the Government of Jamaica of an amount between USD $50, 000 to $100,000. The following is intended then to let you know exactly what I know, and more importantly some of what we don’t know — questions … Continue reading Charity Case
From my perch way Up So, I tend to believe that the main reason that Portia Simpson-Miller has managed to defeat Dr. Peter Phillips in the recently concluded PNP presidential elections is due to Phillips’ decision to spend so much time focusing on Portia with negative criticism and attacks. This position of his was necessary to justify his unprecedented challenge to a sitting PNP president … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Portia Continuing
As Bruce Golding’s administration passes its first anniversary since inauguration, I have been meditating on a question: What indeed is the real difference between the respective administrations of Portia Simpson-Miller and Bruce Golding? To listen to many in the media tell it, Golding is leaps and bounds ahead of Portia in competence and performance. Where Portia’s 18-month tenure as Prime Minister was almost universally panned, … Continue reading The Portia Standard
I always read with interest those editorial and op-ed writers in Jamaica commenting about the ongoing American election campaign. To me it is an act of bravery on their part, since being distant from the ground of battle, it is difficult for them to discern just what is true and what is false – much less make an original comment. The difficulty of making precise … Continue reading When one door closes
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….