|EDITORIAL - Uphold political codes of conduct
The skirmishes so far on the election campaign trail, mercifully, have been few and there have been no fatalities or reports of serious reports of injury, except for the incident in Woodford Park where four JLP supporters were shot and wounded.
Broadcasting Commission getting tough
Elsewhere in today's paper, we report on plans by the Broadcasting Commission to apply its regulatory functions more stringently in the face of growing concerns about a lowering of broadcast standards in the electronic media. Dr. Hopeton Dunn, chairman of the Broadcasting Commission speaks with Earl Moxam about some of these issues.
A pattern of bad government
All of a sudden everybody is making a big splash out of the environment, all of it incoherent and ultimately useless. The environmental agencies and lobbyists have files full of breaches, but none of them, it seems, about building in crocodile habitats. (Ritch)
In Jamaica, when we are killing a bull, we 'poll' it. The problem is the bull is being released now, in the political silly season, and the truth is becoming as rare a commodity as a piece of bone in a can of bully beef. (Taylor)
Learning for life
It is unanimously agreed that a nation will make little progress if it lacks a sound educational system and if it fails to provide sufficient funds to improve educational facilities. (McDonald)