The contemporary political history of Jamaica
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The history in general of Jamaica
- Unrest in Jamaica Continues
- Reuters, 22 April 1999. Protesters exchanged gunfire with security
forces and barricaded streets with wrecked cars and burning tires
in unrest over fuel tax increases.
- The Troubles of the Jamaica Labour Party
- By Dionne Jackson Miller, IPS, 26 November 1999. The Opposition
Jamaica Labour Party faces continuing leadership tussles which
could affect the party's ability to position itself as a viable
alternative to the ruling Peoples National Party.
- Civil servants call for halt to Modernisation
- The Jamaica Gleaner, 30 March 2000. Civil servants
call on their union, the Jamaica Civil Service Association
(JCSA) to call for a halt to the implementation of the Public
Sector Modernisation Project (PSMP), to privatize 17 government
departments, until the program is reviewed.
- PM, unions to meet. Lay-off of civil servants
on agenda for discussion
- The Jamaica Gleaner, 29 May 2000. The PM agrees to
meet representatives of at least 11 major trade unions to
discuss issues affecting the labour sector, including the
continuing lay-off of hundreds of civil servants.
- Labour ministry continues to help non-unionised
- The Jamaica Observer, 7 July 2000. Ministry of Labour
and Social Security last year processed 1,131 complaints,
conducted 291 investigations and carried out 216 inspections
on behalf of non-unionised workers.
- Flexible work week plan on fast track
- The Jamaica Gleaner, 18 July 2000. Three ministers are
expected to attend an urgent meeting of the Labour Advisory
Committee (LAC), when it discusses the issue of the proposed
flexible work week and the setting up of a National Tripartite
- Statements by Minister of National Security
could encourage the unjustified use of lethal force
- International Secretariat of Amnesty International, 19
January 2001. The Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) should
only employ force as a last resort to ensure the safety of
themselves and the public in line with international