Category: Politics

Amandla! Nelson Mandela’s Epic Jamaica Visit

When Nelson Mandela stood to address Jamaicans on Jamaican soil at the National Stadium, his first words were, “This is the happiest day of my life!” The date was Wednesday, July 24, 1991, and perhaps only the excitement and euphoria

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What Can You Do With JM$8 million?

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made it clear that he will be requiring his ministers to clear up hefty telephone bills after RJR News revealed on Monday, July 10, 2017 that some Government ministers had bills running into millions of

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Norman Washington Manley

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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What Are ‘Zones of Special Operations’? – In Layman’s Terms

‘Zones of Special Operations’ has been a buzz phrase in Jamaica recently. These ‘zones’ were part of a Bill proposed by Government in an effort to tighten security in the nation. What inspired the Bill? The first half of 2017

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought To Know About Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Needs To Know About Sir Alexander Bustamante

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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HR1813: What the Proposed US Border Wall Funding Bill Says

Below is the text of the five pages of the Bill to Amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries and for other purposes. Republican congressman from Alabama, Mike Rogers, introduced the

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Lending Help: 10 Historic Facts About the Peace Corps in Jamaica

The United States Peace Corps was established in 1961 by US President John F. Kennedy with the aim of fostering international relations. It allows American men and women to volunteer for two years in another country, providing assistance to nations

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How To Make A Submission to Parliament in Jamaica

Sometimes people are unaware of the power they possess to help shape the laws and legislation of their country. Many are interested in what is happening in the nation, and would love to be part of the process in a

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#Infographics: Jamaica Local Government Elections 2016

We’re giving you way more than just five facts on Jamaica’s Local Government Elections.  Here are some infographics giving historical data on the elections, as well as explaining Nomination Day procedures, the number of seats contested and how many voters are

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