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In this 2022 photo, Marlene Malahoo Forte, minister of legal and constitutional affairs, holds a copy of her Sectoral  Debate presentation.

That Marlene Malahoo Forte’s mother rejected advice to terminate her pregnancy and the child she birthed is now Jamaica’s legal and constitutional affairs minister is a personal, heartwarming story for the people involved. It, however, is not a...
Greg Christie, executive director of the Integrity Commission.

It would be amusing – even hilarious – if it wasn’t so tragic. The purpose and function of the Auditor General of Jamaica (AG) is to conduct audits of various kinds (e.g., financial, efficiency, environmental) of all the ministries, departments,...
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen delivers the throne speech during the ceremonial opening of Parliament on February 14.

We tried. Despite protests, pleas and proposals for more equitable remuneration across the public sector, the government seems to have put on its blinkers and its earmuffs and is moving full-speed ahead with its decision to grant increases well in...

O’Neil Grant’s warning of the likelihood of workers at executive agencies jumping ship for jobs in central government requires a response from Nigel Clarke, including what that would mean for the public sector transformation project. Should Mr...

It was a horrific crime. The married couple, the husband in the union being a cop, apparently had been having a tumultuous relationship for several years. However, they had their last spat last week, and it ended in murder. The victim was shot...

It’s that time of year (again) when the Old Ball and Chain goes berserk at Government’s inadequate water harvesting and distribution efforts. That’s all she’s going to allow me to write. Old BC: Old Grey Balls can say whatever. All he ever does is...

Having removed its reservations to Densil Williams’ appointment as principal of the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), the Jamaican Government will hopefully not place obstacles in his way. It should not attempt to...

Last Sunday at the Catholic Assembly, both Andrew Holness and Mark Golding expressed reverence and appreciation for the sturdy Christian values based education which they had received at St Catherine High and Campion College, respectively. Both...

Oral health and mental health are two vital aspects of overall well-being that are often overlooked or underestimated in their interconnectedness. In Jamaica, where the prevalence of dental diseases and mental health disorders is significant,...

Fayval Williams’ plan to make technical and vocational education and training (TVET) a critical part of the curriculum of Jamaica’s primary schools must be subject to deep analysis and serious discussion with stakeholders. For not only is Ms...
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