Skip to main content

Commission of Enquiry or An attempt to get Jamaicans to "kibba dem mout"?

Recently, Prime Minister, Bruce Golding named the persons comprising the commission of enquiry into the Mannatt, Phelps and Phillips (MPP) saga. While the Prime Minister is constitutionally exonerated from all accusation of corruption and attempt to thwart the course of justice, it was neither politically expedient nor transparent in the eyes of the people for him to have done so.

Under interrogation, is not the competence or integrity of the persons who sit on the commission. The integrity of enquiry itself is that which is being compromised. It makes no difference whether or not the commission follows ethical procedures, if people do not trust the fact that it was selected by the person being investigated then the findings wont worth the paper it is written on. "Den agien, dem mait not iivn badda fi riviil di faindinz jos az dem did haid up di tingz bout povoti" (said in whisper tone)

Imagine if you may, a thief or murderer (not saying that Bruce is either)having the opportunity to choose the judge and jury that will try his/her case.


Unlike most persons who accuse Bruce of trying to fool the Jamaican people, I just happen to think that he is clueless as to the ramifications of his actions.


Popular posts from this blog

Comfort is OVERRATED & Will Stunt Your GROWTH!!!

I have been thinking a lot lately about success and growth. I think many of us aspire to success and there are different versions of how that may manifest in our lives. For some, success shows up in the accumulation of wealth, degrees, notoriety or accomplishing simple life goals. Personally, I believe that each of us deposited into this realm of existence came with a specific assignment to benefit the earth and that success will be measured by how well I have lived out my specific assignment.

(My Photo: Community Workshop facilitation)

Whatever success looks like to you, you will have to agree that success does not happen by osmosis or luck. Success begins with a paradigm shift. I call it the cultivation of the growth mindset. One ways of thinking that we have to cultivate in this growth mindset towards success is that we must become comfortable with being uncomfortable. We underestimate and undervalue the profitability of challenge, opposition and discomfort in developing intellectu…

The Wicked Woman We Love to Hate!

Choose a Caribbean island - any one. There's a mother who's just beat her child with the first thing that her hands fall on. The Caribbean is inundated with narratives of mothers who dare not spare the rod and spoil the child - mothers who dig up ants nest and put their child to kneel in it, on a grater with their hands tied behind their back; mothers who use a hot iron to burn the hand of their thieving child; mothers who go into schools to box up the disrespectful child for answering back teacher and bringing shame to her name.
These are the things that Caribbean mothers do. They do this, not necessarily because they are wicked, but in the name of discipline.

We are a people who have learned violence. It's become part of our social DNA. Our parents learned that violence was how transgressors are taught to do better and behave better. They learned such violence from their parents, and their parents from theirs and their parents from the plantation. The whip is what we le…


Social Media, and in particular twitter, has become a space for spewing caustic and vitriolic effluent at people with whom we disagree. I am sometimes amazed at how people feel so empowered and emboldened sitting behind a screen to descend into the bowels of utter nastiness to express dissent to something that someone else posted. It is worse now that we have 280 characters instead of 140. It means that the nastiness is times two. But social media can be and has been used as a source of good. I have been the beneficiary of deep friendships and formed a formidable network of people who have supported and pushed me along in my professional and personal life.Yet, we do not hear many stories about the power and reach of social media. In this post, I want to speak about a quiet Superhero that I encountered on social media.

I had been working in three vulnerable communities in the last couple of years on a urban disaster risk reduction project being implemented by Habitat for Humanity Jamai…