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Jamaica Gleaner In Focus
published: Sunday | October 2, 2005

'WELCOME TO JAMROCK' - A phenomenon
DAMIAN MARLEY'S single, Welcome to Jamrock, is perhaps the most lyrically and rhythmically rich and poignant single since Capleton's Tour some years ago. It is not just a song. It is a phenomenon.

Which part of 'mettle' do they not understand?
PATRIARCHAL SOCIETY, rooted in a dichotomous philosophical tradition, has an excess of definitions and lexical categories designed to devalue the essence of women's contribution to development in order to "keep woman in her place".


Oil and the problem it has caused Jamaica (Part 1)
OIL PRICE increases over the last three decades have had significant impact on the growth of the Jamaican economy. Prices remained stable around US$3 per barrel (bbl) between 1958 and 1970. Then, the power to control crude oil prices shifted.


The opposition in the Westminster system and the tradition of self-help
A NUMBER of new Members of Parliament are reportedly frustrated, feeling powerless in opposition and the backbench of Parliament. Some say they do not intend to return after the next elections.


Is Portia a Jamaican Chavez?
POPULISM IS one of those terms that no-one seems to be able to define precisely. But it can probably best be described as politics which caters to the short-term demands of the mob at the expense of long-term national development.






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