Laird

  • Political Responsibility vs Public Service Accountability

     Elected Politicians, are men and women who go to the citizenry in general elections seeking firstly, nomination, and then secondly, election as Members of Parliament. We love them and we hate them. They foist themselves unto us.  They go out of their way to seek us out, to court...
  • Holiday or holy day double standard

     The Holidays (Public General) Act was promulgated on 27 April, 1895.  Jamaica was still then cuddled firmly in the bosom of the British Empire and was the subject of Crown Colony government. Queen Victoria reigned.  The Act declares that the days set out in the Schedule to the Act...
  • THE LABOUR MARKET & EDUCATION

    The story is true, but poignant & hurtful. A very bright, well mannered, articulate young man graduates from one of the traditional boys’ high school in Kingston which has existed for over 100 years. He is armed with 2 hands full of CSEC passes with very good grades and...