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The malefaction of the governors of Petrojam, laid bare by the auditor general in her report on the state-owned oil refinery, has again underlined the need for transparency into the financial management of public agencies, to which few adhere, in...

I have accepted that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is a dysfunctional, inefficient and unprofessional organisation. I don't wish to overgeneralise, and it may very well be that a curse has befallen me regarding my encounters with members of...

I read with interest Carolyn Cooper's column of Sunday, December 9, 2018, titled 'Back on the highway of Holness', and all I could do is shake my head. I am not a permanent resident of Beverly Hills. I grew up in the area, and have stayed down the...

The Holness administration is as scared of the Petrojam scandal as Trump is of Robert Mueller's Russian interference investigation.What the auditor general has reported is of the greatest national importance, and yet there is a deliberate effort to...

I came across Dalton Harris' 'X Factor UK' 2018 audition (on YouTube) several weeks ago. It was stunning, and I was enthralled.I only watched his performance, but I was convinced that if he did not win that competition, something must be very wrong...

Jamaicans are appropriately outraged at the auditor general's revelation that Petrojam's pricing committee either made no minutes of meetings or didn't keep its records, or worse, wilfully hid them from her investigators.The cause of this newspaper'...

A youth in his early 20s, Carlton (not his real name) lost a job opportunity because a drug test showed traces of ganja in his system. Until now, he had no idea that ganja would remain in the blood for so long, especially as he smoked it on rare...

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...
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