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The image of Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley emerging from a low-slung sports car assisted by models as he swaggered into Parliament to speak at the Sectoral Debate could convince the onlooker that his ministry was on target to "energise,...

Isn't it uncanny that despite the commitments by political leaders to tackle the pervasiveness of corruption, countless news stories and features/documentaries exposing corrupt practices, and a handful of organisations working tirelessly around...

As I head seemingly inexorably towards my 73rd year and continue to write my columns, indulge my emotions on Facebook, laugh at the political jokes - elected or not elected - and indulge in a constant flow of outrageous puns, I get worried when I...

Last week, during an on-radio discussion related to plastics and their harmful effects on the environment, one of the participants lamented on the seeming futility of clean-up efforts within Kingston Harbour vis-a-vis the continuous accumulation of...

"Sport, an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment."- Oxford DictionaryOur beloved country has been working assiduously for years to arrest the gorging...

The deepening scandal over the seeming abandon with which managers at Petrojam, the oil refinery, tossed around taxpayers' money triggered the resignations of the three Jamaica Government-appointed board members.It is also likely to have reinforced...

In recent years, we have stressed the importance of fighting corruption at all levels.Apart from the social injustice it creates, corruption eats away at institutions and has negative consequences for countries' development.Each dollar lost to...

In September 2015, member states of the United Nations (UN) adopted the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development, which has 17 goals for sustainable development (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030.Nine of the SDGs have a trade focus. Importantly, Goal 17...

We appreciate the pledge by Andrew Wheatley, the energy minister, to deal decisively with the complaints of mismanagement, nepotism, and corruption at the Petrojam oil refinery, of which he apparently believes there is, at the very least, prima...

It now appears that the stench emanating from Petrojam is so strong that the minister of energy cannot bear it anymore and has summoned the three Jamaican directors to a meeting. Despite the minister's apparent concern, there is no indication that...
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