PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 28, 2021 - A powerful letter written by academics to UWI’s Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, entitled “It’s a Travesty of Justice! 146 International Academics Flay Beckles Contract Delay”, was published in Jamaica’s Wiredja.com on March 25, 2021. This letter now brings into clear perspective the raging media controversy surrounding the Chancellor’s Governance Report perpetrated by seemingly vicious bulldogs on the one hand, and civil rights activists akin to members of the Black Panther Party, (a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California), on the other.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda, March 27, 2021 - Let me correct a mistake that many, myself included, have been making. The Byron Report or the ‘The Report of The UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance of The UWI’ has ceased to be. The contents of that document now constitute the CHANCELLOR’S REPORT (referred to in this article as The Report). This was confirmed in the Press Statement made by Sir Dennis Byron, Chair of the UWI Chancellor’s Commission when he indicated that the report of the Commission was accepted by the Chancellor.
New York, March 24, 2021 - The recent 2020 Guyana Labor Force Survey (GLFS) highlights major interest indicators in Guyana's labor force participation. In the first quarter of 2020, the total population aged fifteen (15) and above residing in Guyana was 602,765 persons. This population is comparable to American cities like Boston, Massachusetts, El Paso, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday March 25, 2021 - One hundred and forty six members of the international academic community, have written to the Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Robert Bermudez, over the failure of the UWI Council to make a decision on the reappointment of the current UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, despite his stellar service.
HOPEWELL, Hanover, March 22, 2021 - PNP President Mark Golding in his maiden presentation as Opposition Leader in Parliament, addressed the subject of Jamaica’s economic modernization, as part of his wide ranging presentation.
HOPEWELL, Hanover March 21, 2021 - Social Transformation has traditionally been the strong point of a People’s National Party Administration and the Party President and Opposition Leader Mark Golding did not hesitate to indicate to the nation some of the priorities of the next PNP administration would be pursuing this social and economic transformation.
MONTEGO BAY, March 21, 2021 - Opposition Leader Mark Golding in his contribution to the 2021/22 budget debate, reminded parliament that his party has traditionally been committed to eliminating the reality of inequality which has become an intrinsic element of the body politic of the Jamaican nation.
HOPEWELL, March 20, 2021 - Opposition Leader Mark Golding, in his contribution to the 2921/22 Budget Debate, outlined his party's position on the role of the opposition, the stalled Vale Royal Talks, the need for consensus in this time of deep national crisis, asd well as the new approach to the NIDS, national identification bill.
HOPEWELL, Hanover, March 20, 2021 - When Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday sought to answer Opposition Leader Mark Golding who observed that Jamaica’s standing on the international stage has crumbled under the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, Holness in response told the Opposition Leader that he was ”no lightweight on the world stage.”
HOPEWELL, March 20, 2021 - It is said that ‘hell has no fury like a woman scorned,’ but the fury which emanated from prime minister Andrew Holness as he made his contribution to the budget debate in parliament on Tuesday, in relation to the PNP’s position on the use of the state of emergency as a primary tool in Jamaica’s crime-fighting arsenal, easily eclipsed, and even surpassed that of the proverbial scorned woman.