Despite claims that she was not given a 10-day ultimatum, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has reassigned Ian Hayles from the agriculture ministry .
The vehement denials by the Government and the formal financial institutions of the Opposition's claims that a foreign-exchange black market has re-emerged in Jamaica are consistent with the pattern of deception that has characterised the country's monetary management since liberalisation of exchange controls was declared two decades ago.
A number of organisations, columnists and public commentators have been engaging in a public orgy of praise and worship for the former contractor general of Jamaica, Greg Christie, who demitted office in November.
There is a maxim which says, 'justice delayed is justice denied'.
As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, for those who are thinking about 'rights', the question must inevitably arise - from where do these rights originate?