If it nuh go suh...! - May 27
Kamina Johnson Smith

Betting on Kamina

If I were a betting woman, I’d put all my money on Kamina Johnson Smith giving Jamaica our first Commonwealth Secretary General post. She’s doing everything right in the campaign and that trip to Africa shows she knows what she is up against. Okay, so I am biased in favour of my Jamaican sisters, but you have to admit she would do well in the post.

Not one, but two civics books?

Did the Jamaica Observer get it right, that we now have two civics books? I was one of those women who regretted the withdrawal of civics as a subject from our school curriculum. We can see the price paid for that in our unruly and unpatriotic young people. It’s good to see it back. Commendations to journalist Joanna Simpson and Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown for their work. Nice going, girls.

If your hand is in the lion’s mouth…

Don’t condemn me if I don’t lose sleep over someone losing their finger after voluntarily putting their hand in the lion’s mouth, as happened at Jamaica Zoo. Really now. Didn’t that goodly gentleman hear the phrase “When the lion is asleep don’t you try to wake him?” Except this lion was not even asleep!

Jimmy Tucker singing in heavenly places

I was sorry to hear news that another of Jamaica’s sensational singing voices, Jimmy Tucker, has passed. It was wonderful to hear that man sing. My parents used to play his patriotic songs all the time in our home. Sometimes he was accompanied by his wife, Jan. Now he will entertain angels in heavenly places. RIP, Jimmy Tucker.

Donna Parchment Brown
Joanne Simpson
Jimmy Tucker
New Vision Civics book.
Michelle Blather

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