Sub-Regional Experience Sharing Workshop on Building & Sustaining National Dialogue & Peace Structures

Over the last several weeks, Jamaicans have expressed various opinions on a tweet posted by the President of the People’s National Party Youth Organization, Ms. Krystal Tomlinson, which referenced actions by Jamaica’s Prime Minister as reminding her of Hitler. Ms. Tomlinson issued an apology within hours, however, it did not find favour with the Jamaica… continue reading

What of Campaigns and Campaign Financing?

“Let’s draw the line in the sand now” Jamaica’s last General Elections were held February 2016 followed by the national Local Government Elections and several By Elections in 2017, 2018 and 2019. We are now midway in the 5 year General Election cycle and it behooves us as citizens, candidates and political parties to know… continue reading

The Office of the Political Ombudsman hosts Focus Groups with Commonwealth Secretariat

  In seeking to advance its efforts at political engagement of the public and politicians in dialogue, the Office of the Political Ombudsman, earlier this month, hosted a team from the Commonwealth Secretariat. Head of the Secretariat’s Good Offices for Peace Governance and Peace Directorate and her colleagues, met with the Political Ombudsman and various… continue reading

Political Ombudsman, Hon. Mrs. Donna Parchment Brown, CD, JP, signs the condolence book

Political Ombudsman, Hon. Mrs. Donna Parchment Brown, CD, JP, signs the condolence book at George William Gordon House, for former Prime Minister, Most Hon. Edward P.G. Seaga, ON, PC   Mr Seaga was a signatory to the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct document of 2002 – the precursor to the current Agreement and Declaration on… continue reading

Office of the Political Ombudsman Social Media – Politics

Posts on Social Media are part of the public space Political parties, officials and surrogates are not immune to findings of defamation, incitement, malice, provocation, volatile confrontation or increasing of tension by their posts. The language, product, actions and reactions on a social media platform must be responsible and just as accountable as in other… continue reading

OPO Conference To Mark 13 Years Of Jamaica’s Code On Political Conduct

KINGSTON, Jamaica (September 17, 2018):The Office of the Political Ombudsman (OPO) is marking the 13th anniversary of the signing of the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct with a conference titled, “Jamaica’s Democracy, Parties, Participation and Principles.” The invitation-only event will take place on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at… continue reading