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Jamaica Gleaner Commentary
published: Sunday | October 8, 2006

Public scrutiny for private funding
It is to be hoped that the island's political parties will accept the offer of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) to act as an honest broker in drafting a code of conduct governing political contributions ahead of proposed legislation...

Why our boys underperform

Amid more reports of Jamaican boys underperforming in schools, teaching methodology is now being fingered as the main reason by some commentators. However, this a very narrow and shallow way of addressing the matter. - Paul Williams


No to state funding

I have personally raised millions of dollars for Pearnel Charles and Portia Simpson Miller when they were running for the leadership of their respective parties. - Dawn Ritch


Democracy under siege

After having enlisted in His Majesty's armed forces during World War I, Norman Manley came to the brutal realisation that despite his high colour and superior intellect, he was less than an Englishman or Dutchman. - Orville W. Taylor


Attacking the crime factories

It was 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday last when my cellphone rang. On the other end of the conversation was a female friend who was requesting my assistance in escorting her home in north-central St. Andrew. - Lambert Brown




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