Travel Lectures: Colorado River, Yemen And More, Feb. 17-23

Go a step further on ministers' travel reports

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit,0,7253496.story

To its credit, the Opposition has latched on to a position long articulated by The Gavel for the people of Jamaica to be informed of the purpose and outcomes of these overseas trips through the Parliament. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has agreed that the prime minister and members of the Government will have to travel, but they have a duty to report to the Parliament after their return. This, however, would represent new ground being broken. Ministers reporting on their travel has never been a feature of our parliamentary affairs. This surely did not happen under the leadership of the 'new and different' Prime Minister Bruce Golding, nor was it a feature of Holness's short stay at the crease. It is not the case that he way in which issues surrounding the reporting or lack thereof on foreign trips to the Parliament is a departure from the norm. But pointing fingers to say one side did not do it is no reason for it not to be done. And neither is it useful for us to be making up ideals in the middle of the night, without taking the necessary steps to ensure it becomes policy. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Games that travel well: Johnson leading, Walker 1 shot behind at Riviera

Here, it's not a lot of wind and perfect conditions. It's sunny and a really nice temperatures," Johnson said. "It's still golf, though. You've still got to adjust no matter what you're doing." That's the way Walker approached it. He could not have imagined a start to the PGA Tour season quite like this one. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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