Not on your TV : corruption, baby fathers, bishops, taxes

While you were watching the World Cup:-

(1) “Scandals Whitehouse” is back on the front pages as the JLP discovers that the contractor, Alston Stewart (PJ crony and formerly Chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Agency ), is a bigger thief than they had previously thought possible

(2) water supply has been locked off across the island as 1,700 National Water Commission employees have gone on strike. (For you, this may only mean no shower and drinking your Red Stripe from the bottle instead of a glass, but pity the schoolchildren taking end-of-term exams….)

(3) Gleaner columnist, Kevin O’Brien Chang discovered that Jamaican women don’t care if their baby fathers’ names are on their children’s birth certificates or not…..er…Kevin ?…I think it’s the fathers that are supposed to care…..and do something about it….

(4) The Anglican (Episcopal) Church in America chose a female as its leader. The ensuing fuss proves that not enough people are concentrating on The Greatest Show on Earth…..Don’t they even care if the U.S. makes it to the next round ?!!!

(5) Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, whisks a 3% increase in Value Added Tax
(like our GCT) through the Upper House of Parliament – apparently the biggest tax increase in German history – but, hey, nobody noticed… (and nobody will notice until July 10th…..)


“The World Cup : The Ultimate Guide to the Greatest Sports Spectacle in the World” (Fernando Fiore)


“The World Cup’s Strangest Moments : Oddball Characters and Memorable Matches from over 75 Years of Football’s Greatest Tournament (The Strangest Series)” (Peter Seddon)


“German Football: History, Culture, Society and the World Cup 2006” (Routledge)

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2 thoughts on “Not on your TV : corruption, baby fathers, bishops, taxes

  1. my husdband is 75….he never misses a sporting event on TV;he is very well organized;gets up early & has breakfast while watching Cticket (INDIA V WEST INDIES)
    Next he switches to World Cup Foorball & watches the first match of the day, when that is over he goes back to Cricket….but the French Open is on so he watches that too & if TIGER is on he mever misses that.He then has a bath & gets dressed in time to watch the second world cup match of the day….He never misses the 3rd World cup game either.
    At 5pm he goes for a 1 hour walk

  2. my husdband is 75….he never misses a sporting event on TV;he is very well organized;gets up early & has breakfast while watching Cticket (INDIA V WEST INDIES)
    Next he switches to World Cup Foorball & watches the first match of the day, when that is over he goes back to Cricket….but the French Open is on so he watches that too & if TIGER is on he mever misses that.He then has a bath & gets dressed in time to watch the second world cup match of the day….He never misses the 3rd World cup game either.
    At 5pm he goes for a 1 hour walk

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