Quitting on Integrity: A Blog Post from Kenya’s Patrick Gathara


I’m a big fan of Patrick Gathara’s political blog from Kenya. So well written and so thought-provoking!  This article can be found at http://gathara.blogspot.com/2016/07/quitting-on-integrity.html Does this ring a bell, my dear fellow Jamaicans? As they say on social media, “I am leaving this right here.” It came as no big surprise. “I will not resign,” declared … More Quitting on Integrity: A Blog Post from Kenya’s Patrick Gathara

Know Your Right, Know Your Vote, Know Your Responsibility


Unless you have been living under a rock (as they say) you would know that general elections are in the air. Three-quarters of last night’s television news broadcasts consisted of political party rallies (we need to watch these; are relevant issues, important to the Jamaican people, addressed at these rallies, or is it just “ray, … More Know Your Right, Know Your Vote, Know Your Responsibility

Public Trust and Public Support: The INDECOM Commissioner Explains The Connection


I touched on this issue in a recent post, and am happy to say that I now have the complete text of a speech by Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams to the Rotary Club on Mandeville on August 11, 2015. I am sharing this with you, because I feel Mr. … More Public Trust and Public Support: The INDECOM Commissioner Explains The Connection

Advice of the Attorney General on Issue of Opposition Senators


In yesterday’s post, I discussed the quandary that Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness finds himself in following the judgment of the Constitutional Court last Friday. This afternoon, Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, Q.C. gave his advice and opinion on the matter. This is the press release he issued via the Office of the Prime Minister. … More Advice of the Attorney General on Issue of Opposition Senators

African Postman: Concern, Protests over South African “Secrecy Bill”


“National Security” has always been a hot-button issue globally, especially in the past decade or so since 9/11.  Now, the issue has surfaced in South Africa – which since the fall of apartheid has been seen as a beacon of democracy on the African continent.  The new Protection of State Information Bill is the source of … More African Postman: Concern, Protests over South African “Secrecy Bill”