If it nuh go suh...! - April 29

CXC putting students welfare first

Education Minister Fayval Williams and JTA President Winston Smith must be feeling a sense of achievement after CXC pushed back exams to May 23, thanks to their lobbying efforts and that of regional bodies worried that students were not adequately prepared because of time lost to the pandemic. As a mother, I know that my son needed more time, and we are both quite relieved. At the same time I hope nobody takes that coach seriously for advocating that three days out of the three-week extension be used to hold the abandoned match between rural and urban schools for the Spaulding Cup cricket title. Other territories and CXC would think we are being frivolous and didn’t really need the extension.

Some of the money seized by the police in Moneto Bay this week.

Big money but no big catch

All that money seized by the security forces in Montego Bay, yet no Mr Big caught? I can’t believe it. If anyone believes that some low-level individual was involved then I have a bridge to sell them. This happens too often and then you blame people for being cynical. Is prison only for small fries?

Short affair on Long Mountain

The couple is in turmoil, not surprisingly, after she not him this time was caught in a short-lived affair. People in the usually quiet community were taken aback because everything seemed to have been perfect between them. Ah well, life.

Vetting those credentials

The well-liked professor isn’t being liked so much since claims surfaced that his impressive credentials were questionable. Pity, because the students held him in high esteem. Hopefully it turns out that everything was legit. Universities have to begin to vet their hires more thoroughly.

Fayval Williams
Winston Smith

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