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Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 10:35 AMArnold Bertram/Contributor

Edward Seaga’s overwhelming victory in the 1980 General Elections generated islandwide celebrations as women of all classes dominated the crowds who took over the streets. For some, Jamaica had been saved from the threat of communism; all...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 10:28 PMArnold Bertram/Contributor

The enthusiastic contribution of women to the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) overwhelming victory in 1976 was a clear indicator of the progress they had made during Michael Manley’s administration. Throughout the campaign...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 1:53 AMArnold Bertram/Contributor

The General Elections of 1967 marked a major milestone in Jamaica’s political leadership. The 83-year-old Alexander Bustamante retired on the eve of the elections, which was the last in which Norman Manley led the People’s National...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 10:18 PMArnold Bertram/Contributor

The constitutional advance of May 5th 1953 established the Council of Ministers to replace the Executive Council. A Chief Minister along with seven ministers were appointed, with each minister heading a separate ministry with Jamaican Permanent...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 4:28 PMArnold Bertram/Contributor

In the period between the launch of the first islandwide trade union in 1936 and the granting of Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944, a new framework for the Jamaican political process was created. However, the historiography of the period has focused...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 3:46 PMArnold Bertram/Contributor

The 20 members of Jamaica’s first Assembly which convened in 1664 were all white and male. Jamaica was a British colony and in imperial Britain, women were completely excluded from the political process. The white, male monopoly of Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:11 AMArnold Bertram/Contributor

Oliver Frederick Clarke was born on October 19, 1944, to Eric Hugh Clarke and his wife Zena, nee Whitelocke, in Kingston. Both genes and environment were critical factors in his development and prepared him for his phenomenal success in business,...

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