Jamaica: Edward Seaga and the Institutionalization of Thuggery and Violence in Politics

 

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The island of Jamaica has achieved international notoriety as a space of unbridled violence and as one of the main hubs for the trans Caribbean and trans-Atlantic drug networks within the illicit global economy. These features of Jamaican society developed rapidly after 1980 when Edward Seaga, became the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica. As the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) 1974 to 2005, Seaga was associated with the refinement of a mode of politics that garrisoned poor Jamaicans into areas controlled by political contractors.

Seaga was born in Boston in 1930 and died peacefully in Miami, Florida in May 2019. In the ensuing 89 years, his insecurity as to his identity and his wish to be accepted as part of the Jamaican ruling oligarchy sent him into a career to be an expert on Jamaicans of African descent. Edward Seaga and the JLP mobilized Jamaican workers against their own interests in organizations that guaranteed his success as a political entrepreneur. 

One organization that has been linked to Edward Seaga was the deadly Shower Posse that wreaked murder, violence and drug running in the Caribbean, North America and Europe. The historical record now attests to the fact that this organization was integrated into the networks of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States when the USA moved to destabilize Jamaican society in the 1970’s.[1]

Editor’s Note: This is a log article…

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  • kamtanblog  On June 23, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Interesting bit on Jamaican history…post WW2.
    Did Michael Manley the democratic socialist replace Seaga as leader or Labour Party ?
    Who leads Jamaica today ?
    My knowledge of Jamaican politics is very
    vague/limited. Will have to google FMI.

    Kamtan

  • the only  On June 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    now its china doing what they want.

  • Trevor  On June 24, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    This is what is to come for Guyana if we follow Jamaica’s footsteps of kissing the white man bamsie.

    Even to this day, Jamaicans living in Canada and USA would support the white man. Nuff Jamaicans does be cheering on naked white gay man and woman at gay prides.

    Diaspora Guyanese, except those who push drugs and oppress us here in GT, silently condemn those white man affairs.

    We are different from Jamaicans, because we fought aggressively to the death against European colonisers, unlike Jamaica and other islands. Jamaica didn’t have Dutch and French colonisers, but mainly British.

    Guyanese history is vastly different from island history in that regard. We suffered harshly under the Dutch and Spanish Empire, and we forced to do the Dutchman skill of reclaiming coastline under the threat of violence.

    • kamtanblog  On June 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Trevor
      All history now !
      Best forgiven not forgotten.
      Fools forget.
      Our world is much different today than yesterday and will even be more different tommorrow. After Dutch French British colonisation Europe (history of war) USA
      became the colonisers. Today the Chinese
      and Russians are the colonisers.
      Guyana is an independent state
      as recognised by the United Nations.
      Now Guyana is developing its recent
      oil discovery let’s hope that it does not
      follow the disaster “black gold” created
      in Trinidad. POS is a dangerous city at
      night…drugs and guns with daily shootings/
      /kidnappings.
      Remain sceptical on Guyana’s future.
      The multi-national corporations may colonise
      Guyana all over again.
      Hey there are more guyanese living outside than inside Guyana.
      Will they return ? Doubt it !
      Sad fact.
      RIP

      Kamtan

  • Trevor  On June 24, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Watchdogs and NGOs have claimed that Guyana has become a vassal state of the USA, and even Maduro alleges that his neighbours such as Colombia & Guyana are “gringo states”.

    ExxonMobil & the US government have invested millions of dollars to settle border disputes between Suriname, and now Venezuela, in order to acquire exclusive rights to what is currently 6 billion barrels of oil.

    This but projected to increase to as much as 10 billion, or even 18-50 billion if America decides to seize the upper-east coast of Bolivar State, Venezuela and ultimately seize the Orinoco Basin.

    The UK, with poverty as high as 15%, and thousands of welfare claimants committing suicide every year under austerity cuts, suddenly has the money to install a military base in Matthew’s Ridge.

  • Trevor  On June 24, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    You can check on YouTube how Regent and Camp Streets have transformed, not only with taller steel structures, but the signs are in Chinese Mandarin.

    Lots of the Indo-Guyanese have sold off their real estate and I dunno where they gone to be honest with ya.

    People here are assuming that oil money will turn Guyana into an Equatorial Guinea where the family government collects billions a year to spend on Los Angeles Mansions and South France villas and chateaus.

    EQ is isolated, while Guyana is not, with hundreds of thousands of Guyanese and their relatives living in democratic countries.

    If one politician here begins to buy mansions and Ferraris through oil money corruption, it would be known eventually.

    Indo-Guyanese here fear for their lives here and they are selling their stuff, despite billions upon billions of oil discoveries offshore. It speaks volumes.

  • Tata  On June 25, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Foreigners come into your country reeking political mayhem. It’s a pity we wait until they die to expose their evil intent. Hope he finds a place in hell.

    • Trevor  On June 25, 2019 at 6:41 pm

      Marcus Garvey’s teachings were tossed aside for the few Jamaicans who sided with the oppressor!

      • kamtanblog  On June 26, 2019 at 2:35 am

        Enjoyed the read on the Seaga saga (rule) and look forward to reading his legacy. Guns and drugs monies are being laundered by Swiss and UK banks
        via their tax havens…Bahamas Channel Islands Gibraltar et al…illegal and legal drugs …legal and illegal guns. Thatchers son was implicated in a weapons deal with the Saudi royals. Now Russians are
        helping Iran to develop their nuclear capabilities and Potus don’t like it !
        USA UK invaded Iraq Libya and lil Grenada but Iran is different. A united
        Populated people …challenging !
        Let’s see how this one unfolds.
        With crypto currencies a growth industry
        money laundering is becoming uncontrollable/untraceable…
        One major concern for the economy
        worldwide is if/when the USD $ is no longer world reserve currency…what will
        replace it ….crypto currencies ?

        Food for thought

        Kamtan

    • kamtanblog  On June 26, 2019 at 2:43 am

      Nice one
      Seaga in hell ! Sorry don’t want him there
      as after my exit will be heading there in my afterlife (if it exists)…all dem hot bitches deh.
      Him can go to heaven with all dem
      100 virgins and Muslims martyrs.jehadists
      ..ha ha

      Kamtan 👽🇬🇧🇬🇾🇪🇸🇬🇧🦍

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