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UNESCO PROTECTION NEEDED

For some time now, a disaster of such calamitous proportions has been threatening that, should it ever come to fruition, future generations will wring their hands in despair and wonder how our generation, yes, our generation, could ever have ever let it occur. Their bane of contention will be the decimation of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. A Russian aluminum giant, through its subsidiary, Noranda Jamaica, entered into a 26-year mining lease with the Government in 2004 and now fifteen years later, they want their pound of flesh. They are ready to despoil and desecrate the Cockpit Country for economic gain.

Community Businesses and Social Enterprise

“No first-time entrepreneur has the business network of contacts needed to succeed. An incubator should be well integrated into the local business community and have a steady...

Jamaica The Paradise

Michael Nattoo It’s been a while since we’ve settled in and simply had a conversation, and it seems you have the time now, so indulge me for a...

Of Paradise Lost

“You need a new picture,” asserts the soft-spoken Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi, in the presence of a photograph of Ruel Reid, the embattled former education minister, hanging in the boardroom of the Montego Bay Community College (MBCC). That was not the remark of a careless diplomatic. It was a command made by a self-confident, powerful and secure diplomat who came to Montego Bay with a diplomatic pouch containing a demand of the Jamaican state to ‘protect the interest of our Chinese nationals’. This message marks the beginning of a new diplomatic relationship between Jamaica and the new imperialist on the block. The Chinese have arrived!

Abortion is a woman’s right

“Any realistic vision of change must be based on the notion of empowerment of people.” - ‘The Poverty of Nations’, Michael Manley’s seventh book, published 1991

Dear Dreamer, Persistence beats Bad Timing

Michael Nattoo Jack and Rose meeting on the Titanic (fictional), Romeo and Juliet falling in love (fictional), and Gully Bop and Miss Chin (pre-split) - all shining...

Customer Service in Jamaica

Alex-Ann Green It always amazes me that Jamaicans are seen as such warm people yet that is far from the experience when trying to conduct business here. Is...

Open Letter to Prime Minister Holness

I am disgusted. I have reached my wits end with the current administration of the Hanover Municipal Corporation. I watched the heads of this municipality...

Holness honour-bound to fire Bobby Montague

As the JLP’s political apparatus fulminates against Peter Bunting, given his telling probing of former Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Andrew Wheatley, in Parliament...

Residents of Orange at risk

The Editor, Dear Sir, This letter is to make the authorities aware that subsequent to the repairs of the roads running through Orange District, Sign, in...

Can Rastafarians Secure Economic Enablement through the Ganja Industry?

History of the Law on Ganja in Jamaica The Dangerous Drugs Act of 1924 made the possession and use of ganja a criminal offence. Any individual...

Jamaicans in support of military coup

Anthony Barrett   Recently, I came across an online video of troop movement along Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay. It was a massive show of...

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