Important issues in the Caribbean

March 28, 2006 at 1:13 pm 5 comments

Firstly – the press meeting is over. It went well – watch out for me on TV tonight! I hope I managed to look interested all this time…. And yes, as usual things came together, but it was a little too close for my liking at times. Secondly, I have just looked for something on the Caricom website. And while I was on it, I checked the list of upcoming Caricom events to see if there was anything I should know about. And I was interested to note that from March 27 to 29, in Trinidad and Tobago, there will be the Second Special Meeting on Red Kidney Beans. Now, I am wondering – what is this meeting about? Are we going to be looking at special directives about the kidney bean? I hope we are not going to become like the EU where everything has to be standardised as that would mean the end of Red Peas in Jamaica and no more rice and peas… rice and red kidney beans just doesn’t sound the same to me. Or maybe it is to outlaw cruelty to the beans – I am sure that I am not the only child who grew up in the Caribbean who had to grow beans in a jar with newspapers, and then threw them in the bin as soon as the science project was over? Now that is cruelty to the poor bean! Thirdly, I went to Dipsomania on Friday night. This was a carnival party with loads of live acts. And wow, it was good! Danced all night, enjoyed the drink (a friend agreed to drive!), Machel Montano was excellent and there was an excellent vibe. Only bad point was someone tried to pickpocket me – fortunately I felt them take my phone so grabbed them and started to cause a fuss. They decided that the odds weren’t good so told me I’d dropped it on the floor and then ran. People present at the party included Mark Shields. For those of you who don’t know, Mark Shields is the British guy currently working for the Jamaican police force, one of those ‘wonder-cops’ brought in to solve everything. I thought about it, but decided against informing him about my security issue in the middle of the party! But after Friday night, I am now well in the mood for carnival – bring it on!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dr. D.  |  March 29, 2006 at 8:03 am

    Glad to hear that things came off well.

    Unfortunate about the attempted pickpocketing…..
    I will bear it in mind as I was thinking about Mas Camp for Friday dis week….we will see…

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  • 2. Ancient Clown  |  March 29, 2006 at 9:42 am

    Hi Kingston:

    Your name and current situation lead me to sharing these two links one for youPlanting a Seed
    And one for the Prime Minister;
    War on the Poor

    Reply
  • 3. owen  |  March 29, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    I saw a woman on the news chatting in the background. when I saw her I said hey that looks like kingston girl.

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  • 4. Stunner  |  March 30, 2006 at 6:10 am

    You always have to be wary of pickpockets at these events, yuh shoulda call Mrk Shield pon him!

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  • 5. Guyana-Gyal  |  March 30, 2006 at 9:14 am

    That meeting about the red kidney beans makes me think of the movie Blazing Saddles, those cowboys after eating beans. So you know what I picture our politicians doing?

    By the way, was there a Calabash festival this year at Jake’s Place with Colin Channer? I must find out.

    What good thing you caused a fuss with the pickpocket. I wish they’d caught him, the wretch.

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