The administration will say that it is merely a week since the special Cabinet session at which ministers seemingly reached consensus on policies for achieving the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) demands for an economic support agreement.
The numbers show that violence became endemic and incidents of both common and organised crime skyrocketed in the years following Jamaica's Independence; and they've remained extraordinarily high since then.
It may have been a bout of desperation and wishful thinking, but the thousands of Jamaicans who tuned in two Sundays ago expected the prime minister to bring clarity to affairs concerning our economic crisis.
What started out as a fun day nearly ended in misfortune.
Following on a most unfortunate rejection of a majority verdict, which ought to have been accepted by the learned trial judge - in the recent 12-week trial of three police officers - a disappointed director of public prosecutions (DPP) has sought to...