The onrush of transfer requests to traditional high schools, as reported by this newspaper, gives a clear indication that parents are still not convinced that their children's education is in safe hands when they are placed in institutions of less renown.
Jack Warner of FIFA fame was recently made minister of national security in Trinidad and Tobago, and, according to a television report, immediately summoned all the heads of the various arms of national security to a meeting.
One of the island's greatest educators, Dennis Clarke, goes on retirement this summer. He is the well-known and respected headmaster of Dinthill High School in Linstead, St Catherine.
My recent visit to the island was made more delightful and purposeful with the just-concluded Miss Jamaica World 2012 pageant. All Jamaica will celebrate not only the diversity of the contestants this year, but the choosing of an exceptional young lady to represent Jamaica.
In the interest of public safety, I am forwarding the attached photograph that I took of traffic signs duly erected by the authorities on either side of the exit of the slip road linking Red Hills Road and Washington Boulevard in the vicinity of the Dunrobin overpass/underpass.