March 2, 2021

Hope in PM Holness: Millennials and the message of prosperity?

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By Mario Boothe From Caribbean News Now During his first budget debate as prime minister, there was no trace of the Andrew Holness that was ushered into his role as prime minister by former PM Golding and the hierarchy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in 2010 then prophesied as Jamaica’s “Obama moment” being sold […]

The Holness legacy and constitutional reform

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By Mario Boothe From Caribbean News Now The recent general elections that gave us a electoral turnout of 47% ending in a parliamentary margin of 32 – 31 seats between government and opposition respectively, with many seats closely contested, has drawn much needed attention to how government essentially functions and how we go about electing […]

Constitutional reform and political violence

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By Mario Boothe From Caribbean News Now My grandmother, affectionately called Mama, often when an election is imminent recalls her younger days having lived through the 70s before now called ‘bloody general election of 1980s’ and the immediate aftermath. Mama had packed her bags and headed to the urban capital of Kingston trying to escape […]