The good, the bad, and the ugly (October 27)


Digicel 5k run/walk for Special Needs, in downtown Kingston, at night time. The beneficiaries from the sum of J$1000 fees will be Jamaica Association of the Deaf; Jamaica Association of Intellectual Disabilities; Jamaica Society for the Blind; Jamaica Autism Support Association; Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation; The Step Centre (School for Therapy Education and Parenting of children with multiple disabilities); Mustard Seed Communities; The NAZ Children’s centre; Genesis Academy; Early Stimulation Plus; and Liberty Academy. My daughter got cramp, but she’d been in a swim meet earlier in the day.


Yet another clampdown on street windscreen washers by the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Another in a long line of ‘nine day wonders’ that seem to infect Jamaican authorities. Maybe, the thought is that people have very short memories or don’t want action, but will settle for word.


The US government spying on its allies! U.S. National Security Agency had eavesdropped on the cell phone of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and spied on other allies. Bring on James Taylor–“You’ve got a friend”.

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)