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    What must new Police Commissioner George Quallo do?

    When the United States authorities in the coming months ask the Government of Jamaica to sign extradition papers for at least two Jamaican attorneys ripples will be sent throughout the legal fraternity in the island. The requests will also be another signal moment for law enforcement in Jamaica because...
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    Time for action, not for promises

    The concept of time seems to escape our notice whenever we speak. Perhaps our Jamaican language does not always follow the traditional tenses as formerly taught in Grammar classes. This in itself may have an impact on measurement that can severely affect governance and business processes. “We built” means...
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    (Dis)Respect and the (in)discipline of survival

    Dr Peter Phillips’ now famous quote that ‘the man who plays by the rules is the man that gets shafted’, came home to me most forcibly  about two weeks ago after witnessing an incident involving an illegal taxi operator and the police in Half-Way-Tree, near the Transport Centre. The...
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    The Budget: Jamaica has no time for a House of Jokers

    The recently passed 2017/18 budget was a messy affair culminating in a walkout by the Opposition, and the passage was only by the vote of the governing party. I am unable to recall if this exact circumstance has previously been specifically directed at a budget exercise or perhaps at...
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    Jamaica’s political dynamics about to enter a new phase

      Finally, with the rise of Peter David Phillips to the leadership of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in 10 days, new centers of influence on the body politic will be unleashed. Dr. Phillips will bring to the political ring a wide-ranging balance sheet of assets and liabilities....

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