Saturday, November 10, 2012

Morne Sion Tragedy Memorial Service

As if to payback for a favour granted, the Labour Party's press secretary is creating so much hype as if to create an impression of caring to the victims' family of that catastrophe which occured at Morne Sion one year ago just prior to general elections.
She went on to mention the monument to be placed on the site and that it is being shown to the victims' family for approval. The party ( (his blog presumes) went as far as to have the memorial service advertisement sent to every mobile phone,ipad,and tablet on the island.
The service will be held at the Choiseul Catholic Church today from 2pm. One can anticipate an SLP entourage will be present. Many other top dignitaries.are also expected to be present. One of the organizors called on everyone to bring along a candle.
This tragedy has been marred in lots of controversy and speculation. Supporters of the UWP as well as other persons seem to think that this incident has some voodoo connection. Nineteen lives were lost. Only seventeen bodies were recovered - two todlers unaccounted for. The speculators connected the 17 recovered bodies each with a electoral constituency on the island. They went on to assume that it was the opposition's magic to capture all the 17 seats.. Fact or myth? Can't tell. Richard Frederick also gave his interpretation of this tragedy on a political platform earlier this year.
The. SLP supporters flatly deny any involvement by their party in the tragedy.
More level headed persons think that the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol, may have fallen asleep or a matter of him being dis-oriented. Whatever it was, the minibus with 19 persons aboard flew over a cliff and plunged onto the rocks on the beach.
Today's memorial service. Will hear wailing and weeping of the victims' families and quite a solemn atmosphere. Hyocritical speeches will be made by the authorities, and gullible as we are, we believe them.
Dedan C. G.Jn. Baptiste

Friday, November 09, 2012

is it Bolo's time now

Readers of this blog will recall that earlier this year a plea was made to the Rep to push for Dr. Augustin Charles to be appointed as an ambassador. The plea was made against the back drop of persons like that Laborie guy whose name can't come to mind right now, Menissa Rambally, another guy from Micoud, Leo's wife, and the list goes on and on, all of them without the class, ability and guile of Bolo.
Remember this blog called on the Rep to pull his weight, since it appeared that Reps were bargaining for their top campaign executive member. The blog was titled " Does the Rep have any weight?"
Some time ago Raymond Eubaldus resigned from his post as permanent secretary to take up a job overseas. To fill in the gap in the Senate Ricky was made a senator. Not too long after this he was then appointed as the replacement permanent secretart with responsibility for the creative arts etc. Bravo, my en rouge friends. However thi blog would have prefered to see Ricky in the ministry of Education heping with a curriculum for the Creative arts and the like.
But here is where this post is going. A senate position for a government senator is now vacant. This blog is of the opinion that Dr Augustin Charles is the ideal person for this position. Again, this blog calls on our Rep to show some muscle and put in a word for Bolo. Choiseul is watching.
But on second thought, this may never happen. Bolo has had his differences with the PM and Lorne does not care a damn about Choiseul since his newly found enthusiam about running for a seat up North seems to be all he is interested in.
Like an old chump told me in Soufriere earlier today, " Bolo should not be following Lorne, it really should be the other way around." When pressed to explain, he casually replied, "You know what I am talking about."
Whether Bolo or Lorne should be categorized as follower or leader or the other way around, the fact is Lorne is the Rep.
Lorne popularity has taken a plunge in almost every polling division in the constituency but playing his part in getting Bolo into the senate may help boost up his ratings.
Two more weeks will mark the Rep's one year in office. It will be very intriguing to hear his surrogates boast of a year's achievements. May be it will be Bolo's time to shine?
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