Sun | Dec 9, 2018

Commentary

Ruel Reid, the education minister, tried for a fancy twirl in attempting to extricate himself from the mess he has woven in his obdurate and self-indulgent insistence on forging ahead with the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP) tests during the first...

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...

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...

The following was written by a concerned employee of Petrojam.How competent is the current general manager, Winston Watson, in the operations of the Petrojam refinery? The just-published auditor general's report, full of sordid details of nepotism,...

One of the huge deficiencies in our school curriculum is that we do not teach philosophy, which is the science of critical thinking (it includes logic).I am told that the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) assessment, which will replace the Grade Six...

The five-day debate in the British Parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union did not start well for her. Everybody knows that she hasn't got the votes to pass the deal, but it turned out that she hasn't got the...

The auditor general's report on Petrojam hasn't told us much that we didn't already know from leaked internal audits, the revelations of whistle-blowers and information elicited at hearings of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations...
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