John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us The more things change, the more they dont <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150501/COLUMN01/150509988/AR/0/AR-150509988.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Some things never change, Mr Editor. Or so it seems. It was back to the future when I recently had occasion to pick up a copy of the Report of The Royal Commission into the 1977 Disturbances, better known as the Pitt Report, and thumbed through some of its recommendations. One of the concerns back then, believe it or not, was the way in. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150501/COLUMN01/150509988&source=RSS Fri, 01 May 2015 01:49:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150501/COLUMN01/150509988&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150501/COLUMN01/150509988/AR/0/AR-150509988.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Some things never change, Mr Editor. Or so it seems. It was back to the future when I recently had occasion to pick up a copy of the Report of The Royal Commission into the 1977 Disturbances, better known as the Pitt Report, and thumbed through some of its recommendations. One of the concerns back then, believe it or not, was the way in. .. PATI costly but well worth the price <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150424/COLUMN01/150429830/AR/0/AR-150429830.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Be careful what you wish for. Funny that, Mr Editor, but the admonition is probably best appreciated on hindsight. I have in mind here PATI, the Public Access to Information legislation which became effective finally on Aprils first, April Fools Day and whether there was any significance to that date remains to be. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150424/COLUMN01/150429830&source=RSS Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:43:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150424/COLUMN01/150429830&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150424/COLUMN01/150429830/AR/0/AR-150429830.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Be careful what you wish for. Funny that, Mr Editor, but the admonition is probably best appreciated on hindsight. I have in mind here PATI, the Public Access to Information legislation which became effective finally on Aprils first, April Fools Day and whether there was any significance to that date remains to be. .. Blame game its the voters who always lose We remain stuck on stuck. Or so it seems, Mr Editor. The blame game rages unabated as each party seeks to put the blame where they each think it self justifiably lies at the other partys doorstep. The approach is exceedingly helpful, er, unhelpful, depending I suppose on which side you happen to support. But I wonder if, for. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150417/COLUMN01/150419737&source=RSS Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:29:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150417/COLUMN01/150419737&source=RSS We remain stuck on stuck. Or so it seems, Mr Editor. The blame game rages unabated as each party seeks to put the blame where they each think it self justifiably lies at the other partys doorstep. The approach is exceedingly helpful, er, unhelpful, depending I suppose on which side you happen to support. But I wonder if, for. .. Never let the perfect be the enemy of good <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150410/COLUMN01/150419992/AR/0/AR-150419992.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Exhortations to do better are fine as far as they go, Mr Editor, which usually isnt very far, really. But maybe, like me, you cannot help but think that we could use something more. Sure, we should call out bad behaviour when we see it and condemn in strong terms what we regard as irresponsible. What the heck, if nothing else it makes. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150410/COLUMN01/150419992&source=RSS Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150410/COLUMN01/150419992&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150410/COLUMN01/150419992/AR/0/AR-150419992.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Exhortations to do better are fine as far as they go, Mr Editor, which usually isnt very far, really. But maybe, like me, you cannot help but think that we could use something more. Sure, we should call out bad behaviour when we see it and condemn in strong terms what we regard as irresponsible. What the heck, if nothing else it makes. ..