On Friday, November 6, the audit of the Ministry of Health was released and a statement from the chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica was published under the headline 'No to Parliament amending campaign finance bill'.
These two apparently unrelated matters nevertheless underline a fundamental truth of the Jamaican system, that is, the more the public speaks out against wrongs and the more public officials stand up for what is right, is the less chance that any government can get away with breaking of good-governance conventions.
-Read more here: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/commentary/20151109/breaking-ecj-conventions
As of today, November 2, 2015 (and since the first universal adult suffrage in Jamaica in 1944), it remains entirely lawful for an individual officer or candidate of a political party in Jamaica to receive donations/contributions at any time.
-Read more here: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/commentary/20151102/lifting-cloak-darkness
A proposed law to govern the financing of political campaigns has been tabled in the House of Representatives although indications have been given that there will be several amendments.
Read more here: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20151028/bill-govern-campaign-financing-tabled-parliament
“I’ve been here since six this morning,” one senior citizen told us with a cheerful smile, as he waited for a health check in the Ministry bus.
The bus was parked next to Maggotty High School in St. Elizabeth, for a “Build Integrity” Community Health and Information Fair co-sponsored by National Integrity Action (NIA) and the Social Development Commission (SDC).
Read more here: http://gleanerblogs.com/socialimpact/?p=3013
Democracy is a very fluid thing, isn’t it. It is sometimes a difficult environment in which to find the right place – that niche where you feel you can operate as an effective human being. There are, actually, so many options – sometimes almost too many. But democracy gives you that freedom.
-Read more here: http://gleanerblogs.com/socialimpact/?p=2903
National Heroes Day is coming up. Perhaps it’s time to reflect on the inspiration that our heroes can infuse into our lives.
At a recent Induction Ceremony and training session organized by the anti-corruption group National Integrity Action (NIA), members had a special treat: a personal insight into a period of youth activism at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus from 2005 – 2008.
Read more here: http://gleanerblogs.com/socialimpact/?p=2981