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Editorial | A Small Strike Against Corruption

We are grateful for the alacrity with which Prime Minister Andrew Holness staunched the bipartisan assault by elements of the gangs of Gordon House on the joint-venture shelter project between the Government and the charity, Food For The Poor (FFP), which, if it had succeeded, would have transformed the venture into one of spoils and patronage to be dispensed by politicians.

But even as we applaud this display of pluck and mettle by Mr Holness, involving a rare public pushback against members of his own party, including his wife, Juliet Holness, we believe that there is much more to be done to weaken the environment in which corruption flourishes. So, there is no time for the prime minister to burnish halos or rest on laurels.

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