We were surprised at Jamaica's muted observance last week of the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez and how little attention we appear to be paying to political tensions in Venezuela.
The economic problems now confronting Barbados have somehow led some to see in it vindication, if not validation, for Jamaica's failed economic strategies.
Two Fridays ago, for the first time in its long and distinguished history, the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City rocked and grooved to roots reggae. It was quite a spectacle.
There was a zero per cent chance that the commissioners of the new enquiry wouldn't excite Opposition. It's just one of those things.
The question of bias, real or apparent, has become a recent issue for comment in Jamaica. The many judicial fora have made popular the phrase "that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done".