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Interview with Professor Ian Boxill

 By Alexander Britell Jamaica’s elections are quickly heating up, and one of those monitoring the political developments closely is University of the West Indies Professor Ian Boxill, who is the Carlton Alexander Chair in Management Studies. Dr Boxill is also ... [ Read More ]


Holness Calls for End to Garrisons

 Above Jamaican PM Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will engage Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller in dialogue aimed at dismantling Jamaica’s garrison communities from the political landscape. Holness, ... [ Read More ]


Jamaica’s Holness Takes over as PM

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Education Minister Andrew Holness was sworn in today as the country’s new Prime Minister, taking over for Bruce Golding, who officially stepped down after more than four years in power. “I have accepted the ... [ Read More ]



 Above: PM Bruce Golding By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding will formally resign on Sunday, Oct. 23, when Education Minister Andrew Holness will be sworn in as Jamaica’s next Prime Minister, his office said in statement. ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite media reports suggesting an earlier departure, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said he maintained his position as to when he would leave office. However, Information Minister Daryl Vaz said that if Minister Andrew Holness, ... [ Read More ]


 By Marcia Forbes A Fractious Party The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is a political party that has experienced a fair share of internecine conflict driven by various factions and what some describe as “unbridled self-interests.” The 1999 “Gang of Five” ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) The election of a new leader of the Jamaica Labour Party must be taken in a mature, transparent and dignified manner, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said last night in a national ... [ Read More ]


 Above: PM Bruce Golding at the UN last year (UN Photo: Rick Bajornas) Jamaican Senator Seeks Digital Parliament Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding did not provide further details about his decision to step down as leader of the ruling Jamaica ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said he would not be seeking re-election at the Jamaica Labour Party’s annual conference in November, and will step down as Prime Minister as soon as a new leader has ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Hui Liangyu (UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the commencement of the China-Caribbean Economic Forum in Port of Spain this week, China’s Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will be visiting Jamaica beginning on Sunday. Hui will ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Jamaican PM Bruce Golding and former Minister Dorothy Lightbourne (JIS photos) Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding removed Sen. Dorothy Lightbourne from her post as Justice Minister today, replacing her with current House Speaker Delroy Chuck. Lightbourne was one of ... [ Read More ]


 The controversial detention of a Caribbean Airlines flight was simply a “routine check,” Barbados PM Freundel Stuart said on Tuesday. Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding had complained about the plane’s holdup at Grantley Adams International Airport last week. “These are ... [ Read More ]


 Following the release of the Manatt Commission Report, portions of which focused on the Interception of Communications Act, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has tabled a bill to amend the act in the House of Representatives. The amendment would provide ... [ Read More ]


 Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding at the Brookings Institution in Washington this week. (JIS Photo) The Jamaican Diaspora has a critical role in moving the country forward for growth, Jamaican Prime Minister said at a Washington reception held by Jamaican ... [ Read More ]


 Director of the Latin American Initiative at the Brookings Institute, Mauricio Cardenas and Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding delivered a lecture on the Jamaican economy to Washington’s Brookings Institution think tank, focusing on ... [ Read More ]


 According to a poll by RJR Group/Boxill, a majority of Jamaicans developed a less-favorable impression of Prime Minister Bruce Golding after he testified at the Manatt-Dudus Commission of Enquiry. More than half, or 53.7 percent, of 1,015 Jamaicans polled said ... [ Read More ]


 Grantley Adams International Airport A five-member Jamaican delegation will meet with officials from Barbados today to talk about the alleged incident March 14 in which Jamaican national Shanique Myrie claimed she endured two demeaning cavity searches by a female immigration ... [ Read More ]


 A heated battle took place at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry today in Kingston, as lawyers debated the place of lobbyists in Jamaican history. Frank Phipps, attorney for the Jamaica Labour Party, attempted to support the proposition that the practice ... [ Read More ]