Simpson Miller’s Week From Hell, The Minister Demands Another Report and Fighting for Peace: Saturday, September 3, 2016

With a new month, almost on cue everything feels different. The intensity of the summer is gone, but rain clouds constantly gather. For some reason, however, the storms deliberately bypass our little dry garden. It’s most upsetting. And so is this week’s news… I am sad about the People’s National Party (PNP). Some very unpleasant stuff … More Simpson Miller’s Week From Hell, The Minister Demands Another Report and Fighting for Peace: Saturday, September 3, 2016

#HoldTheDebates, Nasty Rumors, The House on the Hill and The GMOY Goes Down a Dangerous Path: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A grey cloud has descended over much of Jamaica. Literally, that is, although in some respects the cloud is a bit more than a weather phenomenon. Everything seems to be a bit of a struggle. Where are we heading? Jamaicans seem uncertain and not entirely hopeful. Or maybe that’s my mood. There is no doubt, … More #HoldTheDebates, Nasty Rumors, The House on the Hill and The GMOY Goes Down a Dangerous Path: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

National Integrity Action’s Letter to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness (February 14, 2016)

Somewhat belatedly, I am sharing the letter written by Executive Director of National Integrity Action Professor Trevor Munroe to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness. Although this letter is dated February 14, and events have moved rather fast since then, the key principles contained therein remain valid and of crucial importance. Transparency, accountability and adherence to the … More National Integrity Action’s Letter to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness (February 14, 2016)

Are the Political Debates in Jeopardy?

There has been a new development on the question of the planned televised political debates. These were, I believe, scheduled for February 17, 18 and 20 (including one leadership debate). Prior to previous general elections, the debates have had good viewership and have been generally welcomed by the Jamaican public. In fact, comments made during the … More Are the Political Debates in Jeopardy?

National Integrity Action: It’s Time For Some Good News on Jamaica

“You could call this a ‘good news’ press conference,” said National Integrity Action (NIA) Chairman Martin Henry, welcoming the Jamaican media and others this morning for a briefing on the new Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015 released today by Transparency International (TI) in Berlin. NIA is the Jamaica Chapter of TI. You can download the … More National Integrity Action: It’s Time For Some Good News on Jamaica

The Unelected

“The Unelected.” That sounds like a movie or TV drama title, doesn’t it? “The Unforgiven.” “The Missing.” And so on. Yesterday lunchtime, I was gathering my belongings and about to leave Gordon House as a parliamentary committee meeting drew to a close. Anti-corruption campaigner, former politician and University of the West Indies professor Trevor Munroe had just … More The Unelected