The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is carving out a legacy for one of their most prominent leader, Edward Phillip George Seaga. The corporate office of Petrojam Limited, located on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, on Thursday (February 22/2018), was officially named ‘The Edward Seaga Building’. It was announced and supervised by the Jamaica Labour Party Leader and current Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Additionally, it has been announced that the Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High School in West Kingston is to be renamed in honour of Edward Seaga. Desmond McKenzie, the Member of Parliament for West Kingston, made the announcement at a function at the institution on Monday, February 26/2018
According to McKenzie, a petition was made to the Ministry of Education some years ago, to have the school renamed in honour of Seaga, who was Member of Parliament for the constituency for 43 years. Edward Philip George Seaga was born on 28 May 1930, in Boston, Massachusetts. In April 1962, Seaga was elected Member of Parliament for West Kingston.
He was the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, and the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 to 2005. He served as leader of the opposition from 1974 to 1980, and again from 1989 until January 2005.
According to Loop News, Seaga helped to shape pretty much all the major infrastructure of the area, including the building of Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High.
Seaga’s introduction to the Jamaican people was very much a champion of the Capitalist agenda, (opposing Manley’s Socialist agenda) and the representative of West Kingston Constituency but mainly rooted in Tivoli Gardens.
The question is, seen as Edward Seaga is carving out a legacy in Jamaica as one of Jamaica’s prominent statesman and could one day be up for being a National Hero, will anyone honestly, analyse and critically assess Mr. Seaga’s legacy within Jamaica’s political arena?
In November 28/1988 The New York Times published an article titled “Showdown in Jamaica”. It is a long and detail article of the political climate at the time with Edward Seaga and the opposition of the Peoples National Party, Michael Manley. This paragraph taken from The New York Times which wrote “[t]he three blocks west of Gold Street in Central Kingston support Manley's party but the three blocks east of Gold Street, known as Southside, back the Jamaican Labor Party (J.L.P.) of the current Prime Minister, Edward P.G. Seaga. The Southside gang is led by Chubby, a tall, well-built Rastifarian warlord with an elegant mane of dreadlocks. He was wounded fighting for Seaga in the 1980 election and recalls 10 friends who were killed around Gold Street”. Read the details:http://www.nytimes.com/1988/11/27/magazine/showdown-in-jamaica.html?pagewanted=all
The New York Times~ Seaga's greatest economic accomplishment has been restoring confidence. Delroy Lindsay, the young director of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, a lobbying group for entrepreneurs, considers Seaga the greatest Prime Minister in the history of Jamaica. ''He has brought reality to Jamaica,'' he said.
Then suddenly, he turned angry: ''There are a lot of people in the private sector who would like to join the J.L.P. but they don't because of Seaga's leadership. There is the impression that the man thinks he knows everything on every subject.''
Seaga does have a reputation of being unyielding. It was pure Eddie Seaga when we were discussing a recent minor tiff with Washington and he turned to me, with no particular emotion in his voice, and said, ''I've given the position that I don't give a damn. I'm not yielding. Take away the aid if you want.''~http://www.nytimes.com/1988/11/27/magazine/showdown-in-jamaica.html?pagewanted=all
It would be very bias and morally lacking to see Seaga’s name on the Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive High School Building and forget to mention that his name is synonymous with Lester Lloyd Coke (Jim Brown). Jim Brown and the Coke family had been a prominent part of Tivoli Gardens. In fact, in an article dated the 4/5/92, the US Paper Newsweek wrote: [t]o his friends, Brown was a hero who rose above the despair of Jamaica's ghettos. In Kingston's slums, he was a key enforcer for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga's Jamaica Labor Party; Seaga himself called Brown the "protector" of Kingston's poor, and helped lead the don dadda's funeral. But to local police-who had tried, and failed, to pin 14 separate murder charges on him-- Brown was the most influential of the city's gangland bosses~ http://www.newsweek.com/jim-brown-still-dead-isnt-he-197434
Since the death of Lloyd Lester Coke, (Jim Brown), Tivoli Gardens has slowly went into decline. The world watched when under the Jamaica Labour Party Government with Bruce Golding as the leader, where there was an assault on Tivoli Gardens. Christopher (Dudus) Coke, the son of Lloyd Lester Coke (Jim Brown) was wanted by the United States government for drug offenses. According to The New Yorker, [at the center of this mess was Jamaica’s then-Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, who also represented Tivoli Gardens as a Member of Parliament. Golding spent months delaying the extradition request. His party hired a Washington law firm to lobby against it. Golding has maintained that he was acting on principle and that the wiretap evidence used by the U.S. to indict Coke was illegal under Jamaican law. But many people have argued that Coke had influence over Golding and that Jamaica was on the verge of becoming a narco-state. Hardley Lewin, the former head of Jamaica’s military, has suggested that when the extradition request finally went through, Golding’s administration leaked the news to Coke, giving him time to muster his forces. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/jamaicas-former-p-m-opens-up-about-coke-arrest-extradition
The result of this was an assault on Tivoli where many people died. The official number is seventy three but many said the total death far exceeded that amount. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jun/22/christopher-dudus-coke-arrested-jamaica
The question is, after 43 years as a representative of Tivoli Gardens, did Mr. Seaga left an environment or a legacy that allowed Tivoli Gardens and West Kington to become a successful and safe community? Since the removal of Christopher (Dudus) Coke, Tivoli Gardens have broken out into Turf Wars. Almost a no-go area. One can fairly say, the legacy is one of death, gangs and destruction. There are still holes with gunshots in many of the buildings in Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens is known as the Mother of all Garrisons and many foreign media see Tivoli as a downtown slum: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/25/ian-thomson-kingston-jamaica-violence
In an article by The New Yorker entitled “Massacre in Jamaica”, it outlined the destruction left behind: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/12/12/a-massacre-in-jamaica
Many called Mr. Seaga, one of the best economic leader Jamaica has ever had. They said he stabled the Jamaican dollar and kept the Economy afloat. Nevertheless, there were many who argued then, that what Mr. Seaga was achieving at the time was facade because he was getting assistance from the United States to keep the dollar stable.
The now declassified CIA document, lend some credibility to that argument. Additionally, with the current economic state of the Jamaican finances and a debt which will never be paid back in our lifetime, many argue this is where it all started.
Click the FIND OUT MORE button to see CIA release document.
There is no doubt Mr. Seaga has left his mark in Jamaica. Seaga’s passion for politics was probably fuelled from his love for economic/financial matters. This saw him being instrumental in the forming a number of institutions including the Urban Development Corporation – UDC (1968), the Jamaica Stock Exchange (1969), Jamaica National Investment Promotion Ltd. – now JAMPRO (Jamaica Invest), National Development Bank (1981), and the Jamaican Students’ Loan Bureau.
Additionally, did you know that the Honourable Edward Seaga founded HEART – Human Employment and Resource Training Programme? Seaga instituted the program in 1983 as an education/vocational training centre that has proved very critical to the empowering of the Jamaican workforce over the years. https://www.thecaribbeancurrent.com/edward-seaga-the-jamaican-visionary/
Tivoli Gardens is a vibrant community full of many hard working Jamaicans. One could argue that Tivoli have a culture of its own. A culture which was an envy of many in other communities in Jamaica. The people are beautiful and proud and despite what many consider as downfall of an Empire, they still stand with pride. Nonetheless, many would argue that Seaga’s biggest miss was Tivoli Gardens, the place that made his political and professional career and therefore his legacy in Jamaica.
The newly elected Dr Norman Dunn, explained that the of false promises are over. According to Dunn, the Chesterfield Bridge will be in placed before the hurricane season.
According reports by the Prime Minister's Office, the promised bridge for residents of Chesterfield, St. Mary is slated to be in place by the start of the hurricane season. The two span compact 200 bridge will be 180 ft long and will accommodate pedestrians as well as small vehicles.
According to statement issued by Stephen Shaw, the Manager of Communication in Customer Services Department at National Works Agency, the bridge is one of seven that are now being prepared in China for delivery to the National Works Agency (NWA) by the end of March.
Chief Executive Officer at the NWA, E.G. Hunter says that the bridge is being sourced under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) and is expected to be in Jamaica by the end of March. Some two million United States dollars is being spent to procure the seven bridges and associated parts.
(NB:The photo is just a representation and not actual bridge being assembled in China)
In a video which dominated social media a couple months ago, pan-Africanist Dr. Umar Johnson, made strong claims that Jamaica is well on its way to become the first colony of China in the Caribbean.
"The Chinese pretty much owns Jamaica,” he said. “The Jamaican Government is giving concession lands to the Chinese. They are building beach resorts, they are building two schools, and what the Jamaicans have to give them in return is the right to certain lands and waterways, and if it doesn't stop, Jamaica, the land of Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley, will become the first Chinese colony in the Caribbean."
The hype around the video has since died down, and all seem to have forgotten about the issue. But as I took a trip to my hometown in Manchester, Jamaica, this past weekend, I could not help but feel like I saw more Chinese than fellow Mancunians/Jamaicans. I know this statement resonates as a little dramatic, but I kid you not! And I am not referring to our Chinese-Jamaican neighbours who have become our friendly Mr. and Ms. Chin. I am referring to what seem like a tsunami of can’t-even-speak-English Chinese, who seemed to be everywhere.
The sight should not have shocked me as much as it did, since Manchester borderlines St. Elizabeth, the home of the bauxite giant ALPART, which was recently sold to the Chinese state-owned entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCo.) for US$299m. But it did concern me, as I reflected on how “involved” the Chinese have become in our beloved country.
Dr. Umar Johnson knocked the nail on the head. The Chinese have made some major investments in Jamaica, especially throughout the last decade.
The Chinese built and financed a US$730m North-South Highway connecting Kingston to Ocho Rios, reducing coast-to-coast transit time to about an hour. The project gives the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), which built the highway, a 50-year concession to recover its costs from tolls. The company also received land alongside the highway to develop for residential and commercial use. Former Minister, Omar Davies suggested that the lands were “thrown in” to make the project more viable.
In 2017, we witnessed an intensive increase in trade and investment between both countries. The Jamaican Government announced that it had decided to use Chinese concessional loans to further upgrade the road network on the island. Speaking at a press conference, the Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, said that over US$300m in loan funding would come from China’s Exim Bank to construct a new road network in the southeastern and southwestern parts of the country.
Is it safe to assume that more valuable lands will be “thrown in”?
Jamaica was also banking on Chinese capital to transform PetroJam into a more efficient refinery. Sinohydro Corporation Limited, a Chinese state-owned engineering firm, was approached to finance, engineer, develop and construct the refinery upgrade at a cost of approximately US$1 billion. The political unrest in Venezuela, however, has crippled plans for upgrading the state-owned oil refinery.
The Government of Jamaica and China, in January 2017, signed an agreement for the construction of a 220-bed hospital for children in Montego Bay, St James.
In the same year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness came under heavy criticism from local architects over the decision to bypass local talent and use a Chinese firm to design Jamaica’s new Parliament building and offices at National Heroes Circle in Kingston. Some architects made their feelings known, stating that they felt insulted by the move.
The list of ‘investments’ and ‘gifts’ goes on… and on… and on.
People’s National Party Minister, Peter Bunting, had insisted that there is “a form of economic colonialism by Chinese businesses operating in Jamaica”. Bunting infuriated the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Jamaica with a video entitled “Chinese Take Over?” in which he made several claims and arguments against the Chinese. The Chinese Embassy in response blasted Bunting arguments and said it was offended by the “unsubstantiated claims” in the video.
My grandmother always said “if it no go so, it near go so” meaning - for our readers without Jamaican roots - that if the same point keeps coming up, especially from different sources, there might be some truth to it.
I am certainly not trying to seem ungrateful for the positive and lasting contribution the Chinese have made to our development, and the doors that have opened for investment in the auto industry, computer technology, commerce, manufacturing, construction, and other major enterprise. China has gifted Jamaica a number of projects of a total value of about JMD 9.4 billion, including the Chinese Garden at Hope Gardens, the Sligoville Sports Complex and two early childhood institutes. China has donated mobile container X-ray scanners for the security of Jamaican ports, water tanks to improve water supply and will donate energy-smart products with a total value of about JMD 400 million for the benefit of Jamaican environment.
So far, China has given full scholarship to more than 200 Jamaican youths and funded the training of over 1,000 officials and professionals. (Remarks by Ambassador NIU Quingbao, Feb. 9, 2017)
Also, we have to big up the social and economic value our resident Chinese-Jamaicans have made. Think of names like Tessanne Chin, Byron Lee, Michael Lee Chin, and so many more. Not to mention the Asian-operated businesses, all offering a range of goods at cheaper rates to communities throughout the island.
So, no, definitely not trying to be ungrateful. I acknowledge the positive side of the China-Jamaica-Partnership.
However, what will these investments cost us?
It is already widely said that if America coughs, Jamaica catches a cold, in light of how indebted we are to the United States. Now, Jamaicans are being encouraged to learn Mandarin in order to compete for jobs in our own country!
Over 200 work permits were issued for Chinese technicians to complete the ALPART takeover. When it comes to construction, local contractors are unable to compete with the powerful Chinese companies, inevitably increasing the number of Chinese companies landing big contracts in Jamaica. And none of these projects seem to be hiring locals for the ‘big paying posts’.
With the current arrangements, Jamaica is simply becoming more and more indebted to the Chinese, and the Chinese are owning more and more precious pieces of Jamaica. The Jamaican Government is also well known for being “vulnerable” to countries that invest heavily, sometimes “bending the rules” meant to protect the citizens’ individual rights and overall safety, in order to accommodate big investments.
It seems like all we continue to do is switch from one bakra master to another; the most recent change being the United States, who we still owe an unfathomable amount of money, for China. When will we understand that dependency is not the way, but rather, we should aim to create a business-friendly environment in which entrepreneurship and industrialization can prosper?
From where I stand, the Chinese is not ‘taking’ over. They already have. We just don’t know it yet.
~ Victoria Cole
The story seemed to have begun on January 2, 2018, with the brutal murder of 32-year-old business woman Simone Campbell-Collymore and 36-year-old taxi operator Winston Watson. Both were shot dead at approximately 4:00 pm on Stanley Terrace in Red Hills, St. Andrew, Jamaica.
With the murder rate continuing to spiral out of control, the slaughter could have been easily misconstrued as just another “senseless killing”, but for one crucial detail: the husband of the deceased woman lost his previous girlfriend in a similar fashion. Omar “Best” Collymore in 2008 was the sole witness of the murder of his then girlfriend, 38-year-old Angela Aguiar in downtown, Fort Lauderdale, USA
According to the police records, Omar reported that after parking his vehicle and getting out to tie his shoe-lace, he saw a white man who appeared homeless, walk up to Aguiar - who was seated in the vehicle - with a gun. He reportedly ran then heard gunshots. When Omar returned to the vehicle, he found his girlfriend dead with gunshot wounds. Her killer is still at large.
Fast forward to 2018, the death of Omar’s wife, Simone, has exposed a web of lies and infidelity in what seemed like a picture-perfect marriage. It is alleged that Omar had several simultaneous affairs. Simone, fed up with the what seemed like never ending marital problems, moved out of their home only a few days before she was killed. Witnesses claimed that even after the shooting, Omar, who was inside the residence where the shooting took place, was slow to come to his wife’s aid.
The tea of it all? Two women, Angela Aguiar and Simone Collymore, were shot and killed leaving a substantial insurance to one beneficiary, Omar “Best” Collymore.
Angela was insured for a whopping USD $1 million from which Omar received USD $400,000, that he claimed two years after her death. Simone Collymore is rumored to be insured for an impressive sum of JMD $3 billion.
Omar wasted no time to jump on his wife’s insurance policy. His plan was however ruined when, on January 19, 2018, he was shot and injured by unknown assailants in the parking lot of the insurance company on his way to file the claim. Then, on January 27, Omar “Best” Collymore was accosted at the Norman Manley International airport amidst a desperate attempt to flee the country only a day before his wife’s funeral
A few weeks later, the police investigations finally caught up to what the rest of the world already believed, and a warrant was issued for Omar’s arrest. By this, two other persons were already in custody, and police are on the hunt for other suspects.
But Omar Collymore did not make it easy. In a nail-biting island-wide manhunt, he was finally caught hiding out at a guest house in the parish of St. Elizabeth, where he was allegedly making arrangements to leave the island by boat.
Omar “Best” Collymore, a US citizen, is expected to make his first court appearance this week.
The families of both deceased women have expressed their sentiments.
“We are very appreciative of the work that the police are doing and the progress that is being made, because it has been really difficult for the family,” Simone Campbell-Collymore's father Wayne Campbell told the Jamaica Observer, while Aguiar’s family hopes that new leads will come from the renewed interest in the case.
The Marley’s have once again asserted their dominance in the reggae industry by securing the 2018 Grammy 60th Anniversary Reggae Album of the Year Award. For the Marley family, this has been since 1998 after the award was introduced in 1984. The Marley’s have taken home this award ever since, the exception of eight of those years where a few other individuals were able to get a slice of the pie. This means that the iconic family have taken home the golden trophy for total of twelve years.
In 2014 Orly Agai Marley, the wife of six-time Grammy-winner David “Ziggy” Marley was elected a governor of the Lost Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy, 40-member voting group which is eligible for nomination and consideration for who to give the music honor to. Born in Israel, Orly Agai Marley is the mother of three children with Ziggy.
It is no doubt that the Marley’s have been providing us with sensational, breathtaking roots rocking reggae since the Legend Bob Marley came on the world stage in 1973. Bob Marley, with no reservation, belongs to the Reggae hall of fame - in fact, he created it, literally.
In this year’s 60th staging of the Grammy Awards, the best reggae album again went to Marley’s. The album; ‘Stony Hill’ by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley was selected over that of other major artists like Chronixx, and Morgan Heritage. Once again, congratulations to Jr. Gong with this Award, you made your family and country proud.
However, for years the loyal Viewers of the Grammy’s have expressed their doubt in the selection process for the awards. Some persons have sighted instances of bias and sometimes racism in the choices. In 2017 the fans of ‘Queen Bee’ were all heartbroken when the best album of the year went to Adele’s ‘25’ instead of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’. In addition, Adele subtly hinted that the award should have went to Beyoncé instead.
The 60th Grammy awards again was charged Bias, this time with the best Reggae Album of the year.
Whether or not the album was the best of all the nominations, having a sister-in-law as the Governor of the Board in charge of selecting the winner of the Award that you are vying for is a clear conflict of interest. This will definitely add ‘fuel to the fire’ to those that think that the Grammy Awards are given to not the most talented or best act, but the friends of those who are in charge. Moreover, is it now clear that this bias is no longer being covertly expressed, but now right in our faces?
To the loyal viewers, skeptics and critical analysis of the Grammy Awards, what do you think about this?
December 29th 2017
A glimmer of hope as the warring factions talk peace. A Civil War waging in Mountain View while the Prime Minister sits quiet, the army sits in Up Park Camp and some of the country’s police goes on Sick out.
The shots rang out as if it is Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan. The women and kids scream as the gunmen empty loads of clips of their heavy duty automatic weapons. This is not the Middle East. This is Kingston, Jamaica and specifically the Oliver Road and Jarrett Lane community in Mountain View.
According to reports, representatives from the two warring factions showed up at the Mountain View New Testament Church on Thursday December 28th/ 2017. The meeting includes the Peace Management Initiative and the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Superintending Victor Hamilton told the Media that the men who are killing each other are men who grew up together. Other reports stated that the war began when a man was beaten and four high powered rifles were taken from him. The war have claimed many lives and left the community trembling with fear. A two year old child was among those shot and were taken to hospital where he was treated.
In a video circulating on Social Media, you can hear the noise of bullets ran out like wild fire. A woman in the audio says, “one dead”. The person who was making the audio was right in the middle of the chaos. It is like she was part of the war. At least she knows the people who are involved because we could hear the gunmen talking to each other. One woman says, the men are killing someone because the other side killed one of their men. They begin to shout DEM A COME, DEM A COME, DEM A COME. She was warning the men the police are coming. It was very frightening to listen to and one must wonder how can the police not get control or end the situation?
How hard can it be to find this woman? According to what Superintending Victor Hamilton said, these are people from the community. Therefore, one could argue it is not hard to pick them up. This event is one of many endless wars and murders in the communities of Jamaica? The whole of Jamaica is in a State of Anomie. It is clear that the gunmen and women are not afraid of the authorities. From the audio one could easily argue these people see themselves outside of the laws of Jamaica.
There was a huge response of police including the Commissioner of police George Quallo in the area. A barrage of weapons were seized and many of the gunmen were taken in custody. According to the police, the fraction has caused other criminals to flood the area. But one must ask, is the police doing enough? Why is it so hard to bring peace and security to such a small Island and where everyone knows everyone and knows who are doing what?
What does this peace talk means? Does it mean the gunmen will keep their guns and stay out of lockup as long as they keep the peace? It is very well they are talking peace but with this not an isolated situation in Jamaica one can’t help not to hold the police and the government accountable. What is the government doing to stop the loads of weapons coming into the Island? Are there enough detective work being done in the communities to bring the ring leaders to justice and cease gun violence? Or is the overwhelming response by the police just a band aide and not a real solution?
The news broke on Nov 2nd and confirms all suspicions about what many of us already knew, Bernie Sanders did not have a chance of winning the Democratic nomination. Donna Brazile published an excerpt from her new book in the Politico Magazine. She went into details about the 2016 Democratic Primaries between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Many would call her revelations the SMOKING GUN. In fact, one journalist call her revelations the Habeas corpus. This is it!
If one can remember, Donna Brazile was disgraced and lost her job at CNN for allegedly giving information to Hillary during a debate between Hillary and Bernie Sanders. According to those reports, Brazile resigned from the network on October 14, three days after Wikileaks released an email in which Brazile says she got advance questions before a town hall event. "From time to time I get the questions in advance," she wrote in the email~ http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/31/media/donna-brazile-cnn-resignation/index.html
One must note that, Brazile denied giving the campaign advance warning, saying that "as a long-time political activist" she had shared her thoughts "with each and every campaign, and any suggestions that indicate otherwise are simply untrue."~ http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/31/media/donna-brazile-cnn-resignation/index.html
Nonetheless, the allegation that she gave information to Hillary and the Hillary Campaign spurred her resignation and therefore lost her job at CNN. Not too long thereafter, Brazile was appointed interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Many would argue that once loved and respected Donna Brazile had lost credibility as an honest and objective journalist. Many people had publicly expressed their anger towards her.
Donna Brazile has now resurfaced in what many could describe as a revenge fashion. She is now talking openly, about what some would say, against the Party she once represented. According to Brazile, in a nutshell, THERE WAS NO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY!
She explained that she called Bernie Sanders and here is what she says, “Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call”.
She went on to say, “I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested”. ~ https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774
Could this revelation be Donna Brazile trying to recoup her credibility as a journalist?
Notably, she said “she promised Bernie she would look into the matter”. So she is now claiming to share her journalistic investigation to the world. Does this give Donna Brazile back her journalistic credibility? Or is she just talking because she has nothing left?
Donna Brazile said, Obama left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign—and had been paying that off very slowly~https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774
Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016. Hillary for America (the campaign) and the Hillary Victory Fund (its joint fundraising vehicle with the DNC) had taken care of 80 percent of the remaining debt in 2016, about $10 million, and had placed the party on an allowance~https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774
With the Hillary campaign taking on the DNC debt, she signed an agreement to gain full control of the DNC one whole year before she got the nomination. Please note, it is not illegal for any Nominee to have control over the DNC but NOT before they get the nomination.
They must get the DNC presidential nomination, then of course, it would be fair for the campaign to want to party to work in their favour
The question is, why Bernie continued the Primaries knowing he could not win? After all this revelations why has Bernie not come out and speak about it?
Bernie knew he had the support to run as a Third Party Candidate, why did he stayed with the Democratic Party knowing he could not win?
Where does all the money go that Bernie took from the public? I, as many people would want to hear an honest and clear answer from Bernie Saunders.
I would say at least he owes this to his supporters.
Here is the Politico Magazine article with the excerpt from Donna Brazile" new book
Hacks~Donna Brazile. Will be available November 7th 2017
On November 1st 2017 Jamaica Live reported on a story about a white girl and her Jamaican roommate at the University of Hartford. We can now report that the Student has been arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace. Many are left with shocked and angered that the student was not charged with a hate crime or a more serious offenses. There are reports that the Jamaican student was asked to sign document detailing that she should not speak about the incident. Additionally, a restraining order was signed by both girls.
Whether or not the Jamaican roommate was asked to sign a document not to speak, that document did not stop her from speaking as we have the video of her telling her full story.
See video below
To recall, a Jamaican Student studying at the University of Hartford in Connecticut was assigned a roommate by random. She began to get sick for about a month. She went to the school health clinic and got antibiotic. After she decided to move out she was confronted by her neighbour and was shown posting from her former roommate's Instagram Page. Apparently, her white roommate was poisoning her and making her sick.
The white roommate’s name is Brianna Brochu and she has confessed to the police of committing dangerous and egregious acts towards her Jamaican roommate Chennel Rowe.
Some of the disgusting acts where as she stated, rubbing used tampons on her black roommate’s bag and contaminating her eating utensils, toothbrush and other beauty products "Finally did it yo girl got rid of her roommate!! After 1 1/2 month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn't shine and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie."
The school has now confirmed the white student has been expelled