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Karl Harrison, the chairman of the recently-promulgated Integrity Commission, has named the acting heads of the three divisions that will be critical to the work, and ultimately, the success of the commission. Unfortunately, Justice Harrison stopped...

In Jamaica, we do not call a male goat a buck. It is almost in the same league as 'ram puss' or the beautifully ridiculous 'bull cow'.This column is not about four-footed animals as much as it is a frivolous comparison of some of our more wayward...

The serious allegations made by former director of elections, Orrette Fisher, concerning political influence on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) continues (Gleaner, May 15). It is time for the governor general to intervene.It is the...

On Wednesday, May 16, I watched on my computer as a packed British House of Commons engaged in that weekly staple, Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs). Every time I watch such proceedings, I experience a mix of jealousy, frustration, anger and no...

A few weeks ago, I had a dream that began with Jamaica's prime minister, Andrew Holness, in the process of expressing profound gratitude to Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, in the following terms:"We are more than pleased, Excellency, that...

It is a canonical or fundamental regulatory principle, and the practice of prudent fiscal governance, to manifestly separate banks from securities dealers - capital from credit - based on their distinctly opposite risk profiles.Capital is raised,...

In conflating cause and effect, Prime Minister Andrew Holness sees underinvestment in Jamaica's symbols of sovereignty as being responsible for its failures in ethical values and the rule of...

The results of an all-island poll titled 'A Woman's Right to Choose', conducted by Johnson Survey Research Limited, have recently been published, bringing the abortion debate to the forefront once again. Traditional and social media...

Last year, the Government of Jamaica announced that it had received an unsolicited proposal for a public-private partnership from China Construction Company, South America (CCASA) to develop a master plan that resulted in the signing of a memorandum...

INDECOM's first quarterly report for 2018 has exposed the embarrassing, evil, and egregious issue of recycled firearms leaving the safe custody of the police and finding themselves on the bodies of dead 'wanted men'. The ghost that haunts defence...
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