Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dump it now

The “Big Question” in the Express of January 28 was “Do you think the Beetham dump should be relocated and to where”?

In the early 70s calypsonian Chalkdust in his classic “Ah Fraid Karl” pondered on the request of his fans to sing about removing the dump from near theBeetham Highway, and “put the whole stenching stall right inside the heart of Whitehall”, but according to his refrain, he refrained from doing so for fear of the “Sedition  Act”.

I don’t think this legislation was ever enacted, so perhaps Chalkie could take another shot at it for Carnival 2K14 some 40-odd years later. 

The more things change...

Gregory Cockburn


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