Category: Politics

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








Posted in General Information, History, Jamaica, Lists, Observances, Politics, Research, Youth Tagged with: , ,

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








Posted in #diGoftheday, General Information, How To, Jamaica, Politics Tagged with: , , ,

#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








Posted in #fivefactsfriday, Data Journalism, Election, Fact Friday, Infographics, Jamaica, News, Politics Tagged with: , , , ,

Jamaica, the Caribbean & De-Risking






    There has been much talk about de-risking in economic circles recently, centering especially around the impact it will have on Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. The consensus from these groups seems to be that if left unchecked,








Posted in #behindthenews, Business, Economics, Economy, Finance, IMF, Jamaica, News, Politics, Travel and Tourism, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , ,

#FiveFactsFriday: Peter Phillips






This Five Facts Friday, we turn the spotlight on Peter Phillips, Jamaica’s former Minister of Finance & Planning, affiliated with the People’s National Party. Here are five interesting things you probably didn’t know about him: 1. He is the grandson of Uriah








Posted in #fivefactsfriday, Fact Friday, Jamaica, Lists, Politics Tagged with: , , , , ,

#FiveFactsFriday: Jamaica’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC)






According to the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives of Jamaica, 1964, the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC): Is a Sessional Select Committee, nominated by the House as soon as may be after the beginning of each session








Posted in #fivefactsfriday, About Jamaica, Economy, Fact Friday, Finance, History, Infographics, Jamaica, Lists, Politics

#FactFriday: Five Facts About Portia Simpson Miller






She is one of Jamaica’s most beloved political figures, its first female prime minister, and a highly respected personality locally and globally. How much do you know about the most honorable Portia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP? She was born Portia Lucretia Simpson








Posted in #fivefactsfriday, Fact Friday, Heritage, History, Image Of The Week, Jamaica, Lists, News, Politics, Women

Meet The Women In The Houses Of Parliament






The Senate (Upper House) According to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the Senate is a nominated House made up of 21 members. Thirteen Senators are appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister. The other eight are appointed on








Posted in #behindthenews, Politics Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Where To Find Your MPs, Cabinet Ministers & State Ministers On Social Media (with Excel download)






Many Cabinet ministers, MPs and Senators are active on social media, with Twitter accounts and Facebook pages, where members of the public can communicate directly with them. Below is a list of all the Members of Parliament, highlighting the various Cabinet








Posted in #diGoftheday, Politics

Election Firsts – #JaVotes2016






February 25th marked the end of one party’s run in office and heralded the arrival of another. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the country’s 17th general election with a 33- 30 seat victory over the People’s National Party’s (PNP). The last








Posted in Election, Politics Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,