The hottest topics on the cocktail circuit
1. Neighbours are calling for the police to issue an apology to the former sportsman, after an early-morning raid on his home in the upscale community that netted nothing more than a whole heap of embarrassing questions for him and his family.
Firing DPP must be an option
2. A number of legal scholars and observers are now calling for a review of the statute governing the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. They say recent happenings point to the need to address the tenure and possible clauses for termination of any appointee to that office, to make appointees more accountable and forestall possible maladministration and/or maladroit behaviour.
Persona Non Grata
3. Some are calling it the 'Charm Offensive', as they say the businessman has 'tun-up-di-ting' in light of the blowback that has surfaced since his allegations against one-time former allies. They say he might be winning the battle, but he is losing the war as he is now persona non grata in some sections of polite society, while those he accused are having the red carpet rolled out in their honour everywhere they go.
Killings must stop
4. Commentators are saying the buck has got to stop somewhere, so either the minister or the police commissioner will have to man up, but the many controversial killings by the police have got to stop. If not, the minister or the commissioner should rein in the gun-toting members of the police or be made to resign.
How do they do it?
5. Some are questioning the ease with which some from the criminal underworld, including deportees, are granted visas, while the law-abiding and hard-working are denied time and time again?
We want our artefacts
6. There are calls for an investigation into how what some consider national historical treasures have seemingly become private property, such as cannons and other artefacts, now adorning the lawns and grounds of a number of private homes across Kingston and some in St James. They say the time has come for the establishment of a department of antiquities or something similar, with a mandate to recover and document these treasures in a well-needed national database.