In 1996, the dancehall DJ Bounty Killa (real name: Rodney Basil Price) had a popular song called Poor People Fed Up. It was an angry song. The Trench Town-born DJ pointed to poor people “surround by danger” from an unhealthy environment, violence and crime. He pointed the finger at uncaring politicians (“Long time the MP him … More Poor People Fed Up: UN Human Development Report 2019 Highlights Inequalities, in Jamaica and the Region
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Contribute to the final list of top 10 sexist & heterosexist moments in Caribbean politics by leaving your suggestions in the comments below. Here are what i’ve been able to come up with in no particular order. Thanks to all who sent suggestions via facebook and twitter.…
I am reproducing below our Prime Minister’s speech after winning the 2011 general elections. No comment, but I have highlighted one or two phrases in bold. Please take a read, dear Jamaicans, just to remind yourselves. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller‘s Inaugural Address, January 5, 2012. My fellow Jamaicans, I am thankful to God for … More Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s Inaugural Address, January 5, 2012.
There are lots of stories simmering on the stove this week. They haven’t quite come to the boil. Here goes… Tax reform is not a particularly sexy subject, but this has been on the back burner (occasionally moved to the front) for quite some time. There has been much media focus on one aspect of … More Sunday Simmer