“Dis a PNP, dis a nuh Miss World,” was the latest soundbite from member of parliament Dr. Dayton Campbell as he addressed attendees at a recent political meeting in Southeast St. Ann. This is not the first time that Dr. Campbell has created a stir by his actions or comments on the political platform. Continue reading
The following is a response to the previous blog entry titled Jamaica Is No Paradise:
The response to my Jamaica is no Paradise article has been overwhelming. It is evident that the message has resonated with many, and others have taken issue with some aspects of what was said. The article was initially written in 2011 at a time when I had lost a close friend to gun violence. Therefore my emotions at the time were unfiltered. Although the article is a few years old, I do believe that it is still pertinent to current day Jamaica. I appreciate the feedback I have received and will attempt to address some of the concerns raised.
A day after the conclusion of the 75th annual convention of the Peoples National Party, I am still trying to comprehend and rationalize the antics that were on display. I unfortunately subjected myself to listen to Prime Minister’s speech which consisted of a few sentences intermixed with dancehall music. At the end of the speech I came to realize these facts: Continue reading
My heart is aching for Jamaica. Words cannot describe the hurt that the recent events unfolding in Jamaica have caused me. The tears have flowed, and I have asked myself the same question over and over again; what can I do to help? The more I asked myself the question, is the more I realized that I am a part of the problem.
With regards to the recent debacle concerning the leadership of Jamaica, I am led to give my opinion on the situation which has recently unfolded. The extradition issue surrounding Christopher “Dudus” Coke has been a serious concern for many Jamaicans. I am not aware of the full details of the extradition request, however I do not believe that the Bruce Golding led administration has been forthright with the people of Jamaica. Continue reading
I believe that a brighter future is ahead for Jamaica, but as the nation approaches its 49th birthday there are still many ills that need to be addressed. Jamaica’s problem lies in the mindset of the people. Continue reading
Recently the media have been dominated with reports of the incident which occurred between Dr. Henry Gates Jr. and members of the Cambridge Mass. Police Department. I am troubled by the way in which the argument has degenerated into such a divisive issue. No doubt, the issue of race and race relations in the U.S. has again resurfaced, and has been made more relevant due to an African-American commander-in-chief. Continue reading