My late professor and colleague, Rex Nettleford, told me once, when he was supervising my master’s thesis many decades ago, that transforming Jamaica was not a sprint, which we are good at, but a marathon, which we rarely run, but had better learn to do.
Jamaica is now approaching the last lap in a marathon and needs to be commended for staying the course. On May 17, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Political Parties Registration Regulations. These regulations are necessary to give effect to the Registration of Political Parties Act passed three years ago. What remains in order to hit the tape are the regulations to accompany the Campaign Finance Reform Act passed in February 2016. Together, political party registration and campaign finance reforms shall.