Corruption A Real Threat To Jamaica’s Democracy – Holness


Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the scourge of corruption is a real threat to Jamaica’s democracy.

He was delivering a lecture on the State of Jamaica’s Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri in the US. 

The Prime Minister is also urging more Jamaicans to participate in the country’s democracy, by voting. 

Prime Minister Holness told those gathered at the University of Missouri that corruption continues to be a corrosive force in Jamaica.

He says it poses a real threat to the country’s democracy.

The Prime Minister also says voter turnout in Jamaica has been dwindling. 

Mr Holness says there are voters who are more concerned about their immediate needs than long-term developmental goals. 

The Prime Minister says Jamaica has a long history of democracy, which he says has produced vastly different economic and social outcomes since independence.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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