Archive for the ‘Columns: Playing Solitaire with The Hermit of The People’ Category

MICKEY MOUSE COMMUNICATIONS

June 26, 2018

Ernest Henry Flower (o/c “Haemorrhoid”) was a master communicator. (more…)

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PNP RENEWAL NOW!

June 13, 2018

The best laid plans of mice (and men) aft gang agley.

From media accounts, long anticipated challenges to fill PNP Vice Presidential posts are materializing (more…)

DR. TUFTON, “TIME’S UP”

May 13, 2018

Recently, I reviewed two professional reports delivered to Ministry of Health (MOH) in March 2017 on Cornwall Regional (CRH).

Today, I’ll detail (edited for word-count only) all 28 recommendations made by Jose Espino, the environmental hygienist who authored one of those reports, to see how they compare with the Minister’s words and actions including his April 24 statement to Parliament: (more…)

RULE MEK FI BRUK!

May 8, 2018

One of the most accurate readers of a domino game was Dessie but even he was sometimes fallible especially when his partner was the Dunce. (more…)

MORE MOULD THAN STALE CORN(WALL)BREAD

May 6, 2018

Last Sunday I reviewed the UTECH team’s March 2017 report to Ministry of Health (MOH) on severe health risks at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH).

After identifying toxic gases and fumes permeating CRH, the team recommended “This is a very sick building… staff should be evacuated and relocated until the source(s) of airborne toxicants have been found, except for essential services.(more…)

CORNWALL REGIONAL ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

April 29, 2018

Jamaica Information Service (JIS) issued the following on April 10, 2018 (edited for word count only):

“…Hon. Christopher Tufton has assured Government will continue to take a responsible approach in dealing with the situation affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH). (more…)

MONTAGUE DRIVES NAILS INTO CRIME’S COFFIN

March 25, 2018

Recently, there has been good news for Jamaica coming out of the National Security (NatSec) Ministry.

Perhaps galvanized by long outstanding public threats of cabinet re-shuffles (more…)

GUNNING FOR DISASTER

March 4, 2018

To say my recommendation that disarming the citizenry should be a vital tool in any successful crime fighting initiative has gone over like a lead balloon would be an understatement. (more…)

CAPITALISM GONE MAD!

February 26, 2018

Prominent political illusionist, Fitz Jackson’s suddenly renewed, Opposition-inspired fervour regarding the cruel imposition of exorbitant bank fees on Jamaica’s most vulnerable has led to a raging twitter war with economics lecturer Damien King. (more…)

RECOGNIZING AND CULTIVATING TALENT

February 13, 2018

When I attended secondary school in 19 (mumble, mumble), Jamaica’s education standards were exceptionally high.

From then, the Campion College template was best. (more…)