Best headline of the year so far:
MAN RUN OVER WITH MOTOR CAR, SHOT, ESCAPES
(source: Jamaica Observer)
It’s a fairly typical report of street crime in Jamaica, relying on unsupported interviews with the nearest person at hand, vague and incomplete police statements and victims that disappear, never to reappear.
I’d been scanning the local
Continue reading Gun Street Girl
I wrote a letter to the Jamaican Gleaner newspaper about an article in yesterday’s edition by Dr Phillip Phinn, prophet and confidant of Jamaica’s Prime Minister.
Why does the Gleaner (10 January) continue to allow “Prophet” Phinn space in its paper for his absurd and pointless ramblings? First he claims divine Christian inspiration in the
Continue reading Indignant from Arcadia
Sunday morning found us itching to get out of town and away from the smoke and smell of the still burning landfill (see previously).
So we headed for the hills.
We looked down across the Liguanea (say: Li-ga-nee) Plain; a blueblack cloud covered the city and sealed in the noxious smoke.
At over 4,500 feet
Continue reading Up where the air is clean