Hottest topics on the cocktail circuit
1. Some in civil society and across the political divide are expressing their outrage at what they described as the boorish behaviour in the House on Tuesday when one MP reportedly sat at the end of Mr Edward Seaga's presentation that saw the House rise in standing ovation. Critics of the actions say it displayed a lack of maturity.
West Indies cricket
2. Cricket lovers and some sports commentators are saying now that the "administrators" have been replaced and/or displaced, the West Indies Cricket team is now finding its footing once again. Some of the critics have reserved their harshest comments for some still in the administrative chairs as they say it was their absence of a spine that led to the near-fatal crash of the cricket team.
3. Some say they are supposed to be the better bred, but their constant chattering during official functions and engagements have the 'civilised' minority calling loudly that those in position be careful when out in public, as the behaviour has gone from bad to worse.
4. Overboard is what some of the accused are saying. They say the latest infraction is too much for the entity to absorb and so the body is now ready to distance itself from the alleged offender in order to escape any blowback from the fallout!
Why not travel?
5. Questions are being raised about the travel status of one senior individual after words leaked that the much-fought-for prize of an overseas trip will not be utilised.
6. There are calls for lines of clear communication in protocol as there are conflicting signals and instructions when it comes to the use of official passports as well as the recognition of some of our living 'heroes' and 'heroines'. Word is that many of them have been ignored in recent official celebrations.
On Thursday, September 26, we made certain allegations in our Thursday Talk gossip column about the Gusi Peace Prize. Further checks by us revealed that there was no evidence to support these allegations. We therefore fully withdraw these allegations and apologise to the organisation and the local recipients of the Gusi Peace Prize for any embarrassment our publication may have caused.