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With The Passing Of Boyne Is JIS Damaged Goods?

Photo: Ian Boyne


We have long opined that the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) appears to be gripped in a morality crisis.  If this is so, then this may be prime time to restructure the crisis saddled government’s information service.  We have already seen where the OPM has invested heavily in a parallel information outfit.

Not Trusted

The powers at be have finally realized that the JIS cannot be trusted to handle the information flow in the most professional way.

We would shed no tears if the JIS were to be starved of vital resources which would effectively lead to its demise.  We would be forced to say “To God be the glory, great things he hath done”.  This analysis and possible prescription to the ignorant may appear to be surprising or drastic, but the tax dollars spent at JIS could be better spent elsewhere.

Missed Opportunity

Did you know that the JIS was not at Jamaica House to welcome and record the historic moment in time when PM Holness arrived to start his Prime minister ship in February 2016? To put insult to injury .. they returned later and, based on information received, re-enacted a staged arrival … dishonesty at the lowest level. So you now are convinced that a crisis of leadership and an abnormal morality  crisis is gripping the organization. How can you trust the government’s own information service when it plots to reenact the retractable?.

It is like a security company staging a robbery which they foil so as to fool the customer that it is alert and confidence in them is assured.

Poetic Commentary

What a tangled web of deception
You opt for such with elation …
Is this how you grow …?
By stooping very low …

Morality is priceless
Even it such leaves you penniless …
Just do that which is right …
And you would have won the morality fight …

Morality is not bought in a grocery store …
It may be acquired on life’s tour
Your parents et al instill in you this trait …
Whether in your Faith or in your gait …

By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie, poet & satirist etc.

Take the moral high ground JIS, this would be a lasting and fitting tribute if not legacy,  to Ian Boyne.

We do hope JIS is not seen as damaged goods, now that they have lost Ian Boyne.

Hopeton O’Connor -Dennie is also senior international Correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.

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