Some people may not survive this Emancipation/ Independence holiday season because they may be among the road fatalities that tend to surge during such national celebrations. That's the warning from the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) as it urges the police to be extremely vigilant over the next few days.
Just a few days after Irwin LaRocque became the new secretary general (SG) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), my buddy Kamal, a Trini transplanted in Boynton Beach, Florida, sent me a schmaltzy, frothy piece on regional beers that would make some of my Caribbean friends hop, or 'hops' as the case may be. It was indeed a bitter Pilsener to swallow.
The level of thievery in Jamaica is astonishing. We seem to be on a road to self-destruction. The current scrap metal scandal is evidence of this. Our depravity seems to have no boundaries.
There is a serious and distressing new development in the sporting world in that because many official sporting events, especially those involving young people, are now being held on Sundays, this is discouraging many young people from attending worship.
The recent cyanide leak from a storage tank at the site of the inactive gold mining operation, near Pennants in upper Clarendon, Jamaica, was one of two topics that some former bauxite industry professionals and I found time to discuss a few days ago.
JDIP has been touted as the "saviour to Jamaica's infrastructure". But will it save your road? Send us photos of your pothole-riddled road and ask Works Minister Mike Henry if yours will be saved, or if you'll have to wait on your hibernating parish council.