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Outside History: Jamaica Today
What is a Jamaican? Who is he? Has he a past? Is there any meaningful way in which he can define himself, culturally or personally, within the present? These are questions which every Jamaican must inevitably ask himself; not out of any fashionable intellectual curiosity, but out of sheer necessity. . . . read more
The Hurricane That Shook the Caribbean
In the wake of the Depression, a series of labour rebellions ripped through the British Caribbean archipelago like a powerful hurricane. Starting in St. Kitts in 1935, unrest and strikes rapidly moved southeasterly to St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Guyana. After a year of relative calm, the cycle of struggle . . . read more
Jamaica: The Demise of 'Democratic Socialism'
The landslide victory of Edward Seaga’s Jamaica Labour Party (jlp) in the October 1980 general elections brought an abrupt end to the People’s National Party’s (pnp) eight-year-old experiment in ‘Democratic Socialism’.footnote* The fall of Michael Manley, the Socialist International’s most important representative in the Third World, has dealt a serious, . . . read more