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Our criticism of the Integrity Commission and the legislation which bore it must not be mistaken as sabre-rattling at the personalities, per se, who constitute the oversight body, for they are themselves of unimpeachable integrity.Its commissioners...

No, Mr Holness, we have not been doing "everything correctly" and yet achieving only the marasmic growth that you correctly bemoan in your remarks at Essex Valley last week. No again, and not by a long shot either!The two per cent threshold you...

The Gleaner, in one of its editorials captioned 'Elbow sleeping Integrity Commission' (Saturday, January 18, 2019), sheds light on one of the many failures in our country as a result of government.We have government not acting on a matter with...

We are in the dark as to whether Jamaica's lawmakers continue to flout the anti-corruption law by not declaring their assets in a timely manner, as no annual report has been tabled for four years, 2014-2017, anti-corruption crusaders have revealed....

Earlier in January, subsequent to the announcement by the minister of finance and public service, Dr Nigel Clarke, that a record 1.3 million Jamaicans are now employed, I tweeted the following statement:"1.3 million people employed but what kind of...

When I was a boy, my hair was thick, then it turned thin, then it turned grey, then it turned loose. I had problems with split hair. Most of mine split about 10 years ago. I reached the point where a hair on the head was worth two in the brush.Yet,...

Tempting as it is to indulge in geopolitical scaremongering, we urge Jamaicans not to give traction to the myopic, nativist, and xenophobic instincts that some hope will trigger backlash against, and the retreat of, the Chinese.And that is why the...

Next month will make 26 years that I have been writing this weekly column, and I would like to be able to say that the number and seriousness of political scandals have declined over the period. Regrettably, I can't.Whether the Jamaica Labour Party...

Against the backdrop of Jamaica having one of the highest crime rates, I have detected that the scourge of crime here has been diagnosed as being as a consequence of the freedoms we enjoy. The view held in some quarters is that should we give up...

Inmates at the Fort Augusta female prison have made several damning allegations against the prison authorities.As if to demonstrate how loose security is at the facility, on two occasions the women used cell phones to post videos on Facebook,...
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