THE EDITOR, Sir:
Decades ago, William Shakespeare wrote: "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves".
Tessanne Chin once, throughout her remarkable performances, doubted her coach and her future. Chin asked, "What's next?" Adam Levine calmly answered, "You determine what's next."
We all hold our destiny in our hands some more firmly than others. Tessanne could have continued being a backup singer for Jimmy Cliff. Now Shaggy has given her the chance of a lifetime. Let's hope she succeeds.
Which brings us to politics: maybe Dr Phillips' destiny is to be a finance minister, he is certainly doing a far better job than Dr Omar Davies, a trained economist. Both men wear the same colour political shirts; therefore, it doesn't even matter what colour shirt you wear. The Minister of Education Mr Ronald Thwaites is also doing a fine job.
Wilmot Perkins had an imaginary character known as 'Genal' or 'Jinal'. Perkins said that Jinal was determined that he was born for law but that his parents were too poor to send him through law school, and so he ended up wielding a machete. I wonder how many square pegs like Dr Davies are we wasting time trying to fit in round holes. Which of our ministers of government are really meant for machete but did law instead?