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Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that he will order a forensic audit of Petrojam will be embraced by people, among whom this newspaper is counted, who value accountability in the management, and use, of taxpayers' money.Yet, Mr Holness...

In his journal article 'The Law and Cannabis in the West Indies (1973)', H. Aubrey Fraser noted that between 1962 and 1972, approximately 11,140 Jamaicans were hauled before the courts for possessing ganja. Over the same period, 2,091 Jamaicans were...

I can't believe we're already at the 10th annual Domino Awards, named for the Khooky Khast of Kharacters from my teenage domino years, starring that happy-go-lucky idler, the Dunce.First up: the international awards.The Dunce Award: Who said "Men...

The auditor general's report on Petrojam and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) simply confirmed and quantified what was known, and provided some salacious details.Pamela Monroe Ellis and her staff should be thanked and congratulated for...

The highway of holiness is a long distance away from all of the broad roads now being constructed by the China Harbour Engineering Company. And causing so much chaos!There's one road project, completed by local contractors, that has not attracted...

The following are excerpts from Education Minister Ruel Reid's address at a quarterly press conference on December 6...

A plea for the municipal authority to address the vending nightmare in Harbour View, St Andrew, tells an eloquent story about the impact of street vending and signals a pressing need to find a workable solution for peddlers in our cities and towns...

Recently when a Trinidadian man was charged with bigamy, one of my friends remarked that it was the first time he had ever heard of two rites making a wrong. Of course, the bigamist loved not wisely but two well.Jokes like these are based on puns....

It is absolutely no secret that the conditions in our prisons, including the food served, abuse meted out to inmates, and inadequate rehabilitation programmes offered are a major human-rights issue in Jamaica.One would think that policymakers do not...

The execration of governance at Petrojam, delivered by Pamela Monroe Ellis in her report on the management of the oil refinery, is but the latest highlighting of the need for new approaches to how boards and managers of public bodies are appointed...
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