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Jamaica’s National ID Card Programme – Costly?

I am no fan of the proposed national ID card system in Jamaica. Having worked around government databases for 3 decades, I have learnt that society has to  question a government’s desire to hold more information on its citizens. The … Continue reading

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Petrojam Scandal – Winners and Losers so far

The Petrojam scandal continues to stain the Andrew Holness-led government as more information comes to light of the chaos and incompetence at the publicly run oil entity. The Auditor General’s report and public disclosures of poor governance at Petrojam has … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Sports Reporting Needs Less Administration Talk

Jamaica is blessed with some of the best sport journalists you will find anywhere across the globe. In countries like Canada, UK and US many UK sports journalists tend to stay in their lane and focus on just one or … Continue reading

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RJRGLEANER National Sports Awards 2018 – Poor Choice for Speaker

This evening’s RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2018 event will be held at the Pegasus Hotel. Now this event is probably Jamaica’s most prestigious awards ceremony. Yes, there is the National honours awards every October on National … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Plastic Ban – One Small Step

As from 1 January, the Jamaican government has officially banned a number of plastic items including single-use plastic bags (aka scandal bags), straws, cups and Styrofoam. No doubt the Jamaican government is following the line taken by others such as … Continue reading

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Petrojam Scandal – Corruption Spillage Everywhere

The recent Auditor General’s report into the failing operations at the state-run oil refinery, PetroJam Limited, has understandably angered Jamaicans. The report highlighted entrenched levels of abuse of public money and power, poor governance, corruption, bullying, nepotism, misappropriation of funds, … Continue reading

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National Heroes Day – A Salute to Marie Holt

Today in Jamaica is National Heroes Day where the nation recognizes those individuals who contributed to the development of the island. Over the years, I would get asked, who was the number 1 inspiring person that I knew personally, beyond … Continue reading

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