At a news conference in Port of Spain yesterday, the Education Minister told reporters of a plan to overhaul what he himself described as a situation in which there has been “a complete breakdown of all systems” in leadership and management at the Siparia West Secondary School.
Engagement in this kind of journalism in this time of hyper-anxiety over crime can well position one as a target. This is a moment in which there is understandably overwhelming sentiment in favour of any and all action being carried out by the police, with the commissioner enjoying rock-star reception from all quarters.
The region reacted with predictable reverence at the death on April 20 of Sir Alister Mc Intyre. Grenada prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell said he was a renowned son of the nutmeg isle. “Grenada was his homeland and Jamaica is where he lived, but much of his life was spent in the service of the people of the region,” he said.
The point has been made here already, in the months since the assumption of duty of the current Commissioner of Police. This is that those who are inclined to continue in the lines of activity which lead to the drawing of weapons, whether of the contract kind, or for other reasons, the depths of which remained to be plumbed, are undaunted.
Growing up in Los Bajos in the late 1950s and the early 60s, there was this story that made the rounds among at least some of us. It involved Miss Rose, Mr Boyie and Mr Edwin. Miss Rose and Mr Boyie lived opposite Mr Edwin about 200 metres up the Oilfield Road from the junction.