Tag: politics

Throwback Thursday: Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange in 1986

Current minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport; and the longest serving sitting female member of Parliament in Jamaica, Olivia Grange has a long and illustrious career in politics. Among her achievements are being crowned CARICOM’s first Champion for Culture in 2009; being

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‘Gender Equality in Politics in Jamaica: How Far Have We Come?’ – Full Text of Hon Olivia Grange’s Speech at the 2018 Rose Leon Memorial Lecture

On Monday, March 5, 2018, the Annual Memorial Lecture in honour of Rose Agatha Leon (1911-1999) was held at the PCJ Auditorim in New Kingston. The event was put on by Jamaica Women’s Political Caucus and Rose Leon Memorial Trust, with

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#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

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Reggae And Politics – Strange Bedfellows

Two major things are taking place in Jamaica this February: it’s Reggae Month, and the general election is coming up on the 25th. On the surface, these seem like two unrelated things, but even a passing glance at Jamaican cultural history will

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#ElectionJa – diGJamaica & The Gleaner’s Twitter Chat

diGJamaica and The Gleaner co-hosted a Twitter chat last night using the hashtag #ElectionJa, where we sought to find out what was on the minds of Jamaicans leading up to an imminent general election. No official announcement has been made,

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Snapshot: The Workers Party of Jamaica

National Integrity Action (NIA) founder Professor Trevor Munroe, was forced to confront the ghosts of his radical political past at a recent Gleaner Editors’ Forum. He was responding to comments by Dr Paul Ashley that the communist party he once led, the

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Then & Now: President of the Senate

diG Deeper Find out more about Senator Floyd Morris  Check out an excerpt of Senator Dr Frederick Duhaney’s presentation in the Senate 1963

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 17, 2014

Church Has Power To Transform Politics. With more than 80 per cent of Jamaicans of the view that the country’s politicians and public officials are corrupt, according to a 2011 LAPOP survey, church leaders are expressing the view that there is

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 29, 2013

Do Your Part To Stem Malaria.  The Ministry of Health is warning Jamaicans to take the necessary precautions when travelling to malaria-endemic countries or regions…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com ‘Arrest Errant Gays’ – Human-Rights Advocate Says Homosexuals Who Run Afoul Of

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