Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Mid-week mix

Hiya folks. I apologise for not posting regularly but I'm currently juggling work, studies and several projects and as they say, something's gotta give. Anyway, I'll try to post at least twice weekly. There's certainly not a lack of things happening.

First up, I don't know if it's a coincidence but the Nation Newspaper had its first strike in 34 years yesterday, just a few months after founder and long-time Editor-in-Chief, Harold Hoyte, retired. Poor Vivian-anne Gittens. Now everyone's going to be saying "if Harold was still there...".

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Gittens presenting former Editor-in-Chief Harold Hoyte with a retirement gift at a function last December(Nation Newspaper)

A rose by any other name isn't always as sweet. Just ask Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Bostic. He's been caught in the middle of a press storm recently over his beautification project in the Kensington area. Despite Government's claims to the contrary, it does look pretty bad for a political candidate to be given Government funds to beautify a district in a constituency he's vying for. He's been given a serious leg up over the other candidate, Patrick Todd. Doesn't look good at all. As transparent as a country road at midnight on a moonless night.

Finally, I don't know anything at all about American football, but I was pleased to see that the win by the Indianapolis Colts resulted in Tony Dungy being the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. I live for the day when we no longer have all these "firsts" for black achievements.

Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay points to coach Tony Dungy who holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy at a Super Bowl rally in Indianapolis Monday. At center is Colts president Bill Polian. (AP)

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