parliament

  • Are we willing to reform out of expedience or good sense?

    In 2014, I wrote to the Electoral Commission asking for a discussion on reform in four areas. These were: Automatic Voter Registration: would have a non-partisan basis and an inalienable right for every Jamaican who might be subjects of intimidation by party activists/goons and “voting in absentia”. This would...
  • People Power Has Real Effect

    Once when I was small, my father and I were driving on Hope Road. On the left stood the small, austere-looking Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica building, and on the right the large, opulent looking Office of the Prime Minister. We slowed down and he asked me “Who runs...
  • Media must pick a side and stand by that choice

    The media is laced with hypocrisy.  Many times it is unintentional, but those unintentional moments oftentimes mount after a while. These moments ensure that whatever stance the paper, editor or writer may hold, a belief sets in with the populace which can never be removed no matter how much...
  • Sad step back to the stupidity of a time long passed

    The recent unfortunate melee in our Parliament reminded me that rhetoric and civility are necessary parts of a thriving and evolving democracy. Jamaica has made the claims of having a stable democracy as a basis for many areas of international qualification for grants and loans. We have been proud...