If it nuh go suh...! September 9
Queen Elizabeth II

I'll miss The Queen

I received with great sadness the passing of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday. It's nice to know that she lived a full life. I will never forget the occasion of her last visit to Jamaica when I was among the many Jamaicans lined up at King's House to see her and Prince Philip. We ladies had to curtsey and I spent some time learning how to do it well. It was funny. I'll miss The Queen.

Don't pop the champagne yet, Dr Tufton

The Don Anderson polls found that the best-performing Government minister is Dr Christopher Tufton. If I was in his place, I wouldn't start popping the champagne as yet. He is no doubt still enjoying the goodwill from the heights of the novel coronavirus pandemic but since then nothing much has been done to justify that position in the polls. The health infrastructure has not grown and we had better hope that monkeypox does not become as prevalent as COVID. We have not yet heard an explanation as to why certain favoured parties were able to get licences to charge exorbitant fees for testing.

Karl Samuda and the farm work

I want to believe Minister of Labour Karl Samuda on his statement that he did not find anything untoward on his visit to farm work camps in Canada. Work camps are never perfect but I don't think the minister would side with the Canadian farm owners over our own Jamaican farm workers. Mr Samuda is not that kind of a man. Still, it's good of him to order an investigation.

Karl Samuda
Christopher Tufton
BY MICHELLE BLATHER

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