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Culture of anything goes

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM


I've come to learn from experience that one of the fastest and surest of ways to cause offence and make enemies in Jamaica is to insist on the observance of proper standards in almost any kind of transaction. You call attention to detail and instantly you are met with the rebuttal: "A Jamaica dis."

Therefore, the news that basic forms are leaving lawyers' chambers without due care to ensure accuracy in all particulars does not surprise me. I don't believe the offending lawyers are dunces, per se. I feel it's just part of the general laxity that seems to have taken over in the way we do business. After all, a Jamaica dis.