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Michael Norman Manley

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A Jamaican politician who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1972 to 1980 and from 1989 to 1992. Coming from a prosperous background, Manley was a democratic socialist. According to opinion polls, he remains one of Jamaica's most popular Prime Ministers since independence.
 

socapineman

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All Michael Manley did was F up the economy of Jamaica by siding with Castro....given, it wasn't intentionally, but his pride got the best of him at the expense of an entire nation....and the rest is History, America wreck it, because they can ...and did ! .....you were better off quoting his Father Norman Manley, Marcus Garvey, or Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante.
 

Socapro

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All Michael Manley did was F up the economy of Jamaica by siding with Castro....given, it wasn't intentionally, but his pride got the best of him at the expense of an entire nation....and the rest is History, America wreck it, because they can ...and did ! .....you were better off quoting his Father Norman Manley, Marcus Garvey, or Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante.
I think your anger should be more towards America than towrads Michael Manley. In my humble opinion there was nothing wrong with Jamaica supporting one of its closet Caribbean neighbours which was making a stand against the new colonial power of America.
 

socapineman

JA Soca Ambassador
I think your anger should be more towards America than towrads Michael Manley. In humble my opinion there was nothing wrong with Jamaica supporting one of its closet Caribbean neighbours which was making a stand against the new colonial power of America.
Interesting from a post you can determine " anger ."


Some of you guys on here are remarkable. .....trust me !

Re Michael Manley .....unless you going to tell me something new about Jamaica economy before and after that i don't know is pointless !

This is first hand and knowledge here from businesses that my father's side control and the results after !


Siding with him. ..20/20 as you can see or maybe you cant and you one of those that are happy with with the outcome of both Jamaica and Cuba's economy. .....then for those living it is pointless!

Decades later both islands are still suffering!

Btw...my Idols are Bogel and Garvey !
 

Aquinhaiti4ever

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François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa dɔminik tusɛ̃ luvɛʁtyʁ]; 20 May 1743 – 7 April 1803), also known as Toussaint L'Ouverture, Toussaint-Louverture, Toussaint Bréda, and nicknamed the "Napoléon Noir" (Black Napoleon),[1][2] was the leader of the Haitian Revolution. His military genius and political acumen transformed an entire society of slaves into the independent state of Haiti.[3] The success of the Haitian Revolution shook the institution of slavery throughout the New World.[4]

Toussaint Louverture began his military career as a leader of the 1791 slave rebellion in the French colony of Saint-Domingue; he was by then a free black man. Initially allied with the Spaniards of neighboring Santo Domingo, Toussaint switched allegiance to the French when they abolished slavery. He gradually established control over the whole island and used political and military tactics to gain dominance over his rivals. Throughout his years in power, he worked to improve the economy and security of Saint-Domingue. He restored the plantation system using paid labour, negotiated trade treaties with Britain and the United States, and maintained a large and well-disciplined army.[5]

In 1801 he promulgated an autonomist constitution for the colony, with himself as governor for life. In 1802 he was forced to resign by forces sent by Napoleon Bonaparte to restore French authority in the former colony. He was deported to France, where he died in 1803. The Haitian Revolution continued under his lieutenant, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who declared independence in early 1804. The French had lost two-thirds of forces sent to the island in an attempt to suppress the revolution; mos
 

Socapro

Repect Our Soca Pioneers
Interesting from a post you can determine " anger ."


Some of you guys on here are remarkable. .....trust me !

Re Michael Manley .....unless you going to tell me something new about Jamaica economy before and after that i don't know is pointless !

This is first hand and knowledge here from businesses that my father's side control and the results after !


Siding with him. ..20/20 as you can see or maybe you cant and you one of those that are happy with with the outcome of both Jamaica and Cuba's economy. .....then for those living it is pointless!

Decades later both islands are still suffering!

Btw...my Idols are Bogel and Garvey !
Just gave my opinion, don't take it to heart as we can agree to disagree.
In my opinion America is the new colonial bully and is responsible for much of the exploitation we have seen in the Caribbean over the years.

Nothing is wrong in my eyes with JA supporting their Caribbean brothers in Cuba.

The fact that America made both JA and Cuba suffer for trying to be independent countries proves my point.

This situation sort of reminds me of what France did to Haiti as punishment for them being the first country in the West to liberate themselves from European slavery. Haiti is still being made to suffer today as a consequence.
 

Jamrok

jamrock
When Michael Manley talked about Democratic Socialism he was demonized but now it seems like everyone is adapting to this ideology. Michael Manley was a visionary...




Funny how things come full circle...
 

Jamrok

jamrock
Interesting from a post you can determine " anger ."


Some of you guys on here are remarkable. .....trust me !

Re Michael Manley .....unless you going to tell me something new about Jamaica economy before and after that i don't know is pointless !

This is first hand and knowledge here from businesses that my father's side control and the results after !


Siding with him. ..20/20 as you can see or maybe you cant and you one of those that are happy with with the outcome of both Jamaica and Cuba's economy. .....then for those living it is pointless!

Decades later both islands are still suffering!

Btw...my Idols are Bogel and Garvey !

I respect Paul Bogle and Marcus Garvey too but I was referring to Prime Ministers/Presidents.
 
All Michael Manley did was F up the economy of Jamaica by siding with Castro....given, it wasn't intentionally, but his pride got the best of him at the expense of an entire nation....and the rest is History, America wreck it, because they can ...and did ! .....you were better off quoting his Father Norman Manley, Marcus Garvey, or Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante.
really? u gonna big up a man who was anti Caribbean integration?
 

socapineman

JA Soca Ambassador
Just gave my opinion, don't take it to heart as we can agree to disagree.
In my opinion America is the new colonial bully and is responsible for much of the exploitation we have seen in the Caribbean over the years.

Nothing is wrong in my eyes with JA supporting their Caribbean brothers in Cuba.

The fact that America made both JA and Cuba suffer for trying to be independent countries proves my point.

This situation sort of reminds me of what France did to Haiti as punishment for them being the first country in the West to liberate themselves from European slavery. Haiti is still being made to suffer today as a consequence.
I am giving mine also.....you cant assume a post someone post is about anger or bitter...etc....

Anyway. ......again....his agenda was beneficial to himself. ....not the Jamaicans, hence the position we are facing now.....murders close to 1k...year not even over yet. ..outrageous debt !

Btw. ....when all this took place we were independent already........you dont diss a large potential selling market like that....to prove what....that you are independent!

Again.....i am sure his intention was good.... we have the track record to prove it was a wrong decision!

No man is an island. .....Cuba could in no way shape or form offer what America. ..UK could of offered in trade.
 

Socapro

Repect Our Soca Pioneers
I am giving mine also.....you cant assume a post someone post is aout anger or bitter...etc....

Anyway. ......again....his agenda was beneficial to himself. ....not the Jamaicans, hence the position we are facing now.....murders close to 1k...year not even over yet. ..outrageous debt !

Btw. ....when all this took place we were independent already........you dont diss a large potential selling market like that....to prove what....that you are independent!

Again.....i am sure his intention was good.... we have the track record to prove it was a wrong decision!

No man is an island. .....Cuba could in no way shape or form offer what America. ..UK could of offered in trade.
Ok point taken.
 

VINCYPOWA

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Dr. The Honourable Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Political Leader of the Unity Labour Party (ULP), was appointed by His Excellency the Governor-General to the Office of Leader of the Opposition with effect from October 1, 1999. Dr. Gonsalves succeeded the distinguished statesman, the Honourable Vincent Ian Beache, who voluntarily demitted that Office. On December 6, 1998, Dr. Gonsalves was elected Political Leader of the ULP in succession, to Mr. Beache. He is now into his third term as Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, his Unity Labour Party (ULP) having successfully contested the General Elections of 2001, 2005 and 2010.

Early Years and Education

Ralph E. Gonsalves, known affectionately as "Comrade Ralph",was born in a rural village at Colonarie, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, on August 8, 1946 to his father, Alban Gonsalves (a farmer and small businessman, now deceased) and his mother, Theresa Francis (a small business woman). His foreparents came to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 1845 as indentured servants from the Portuguese-ruled island of Madeira, some 300 kilometers off the north-west coast of Morocco in North West Africa. He is married to Eloise Gonsalves nee Harris, a Trinidadian of Dominican parentage, who is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill campus) in English and French and of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in Designing. Dr. Gonsalves is the father of five children (Camillo, Adam, Isis, Storm and Soleil), aged between 32 years and 9 years. He and his wife are practising Roman Catholics.

Ralph Gonsalves attended the Colonarie Roman Catholic Primary School and then the St. Vincent Boys’ Grammar School. Thereafter, he was educated at the following tertiary institutions:

* University of the West Indies (U.W.I.) (Jamaica) from which he obtained the B. Sc. (Econ.) and M. Sc. (Govt.) degrees;
* University of Manchester (England) from which he secured his Ph.D. degree in Government. During his doctoral studies at Manchester he spent one year at Makerere University in Uganda (East Africa) as a Research Associate conducting research work for his doctoral dissertation entitled "The Political Economy of Trade Unions and Industrial Relations in Uganda, 1950 – 1971."
* Gray’s Inn (London) from which he obtained his Degree of Utter Barrister (professional law qualification)

At University, Ralph Gonsalves participated fully in a range of activities including: student politics; public-speaking and debating; cricket; steelband (He was a tenor-pan player for the University steelband); and journalism for the student newspaper. During this time he was the recipient of many student awards, including "The Student of the Year Prize for 1969 at U.W.I. (Mona Campus)." He represented U.W.I. at the American Debating Championships; and he was elected President of the Guild of Undergraduates (the student body) at the same university. He was the first Vincentian student at U.W.I (Mona) to have been "Student of the Year", Championship Debater, and Guild President.
 

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