West Kingston Commission of Enquiry: Things go better with Coke?

Today’s proceedings have not been proceeding. If anything, I have watched grass grow faster. We’ve been treated since last Friday to testimony from ACP Leon Rose, who was in charge of the JCF Mobile Reserve. Suffice to say that the questioning has been ponderous, more so since Ms. Carol DaCosta began her cross-examination for the Tivoli Committee.

She’s within her right to “test the credibility of the witness”. She’s going about it slowly, as she’s trying to pin down details that may show the police testimony to be incredible. She sounds as if she wants all the nitty-gritty of the operations, and ACP Rose is like a thorn, and sticking to “I was not in the area of operation” mantra that has become his.

This Monday morning has seemed like watching treacle move up a glacier. In fact, the Commission was won’t to wonder if people were having problems getting over the weekend. However, it begs many questions about how the Commission is proceeding…or not.

Maybe, we need to treat this like a basketball or American football game, with time-outs and water breaks. However, at the risk of taking liberties, they need a boost, and fast. What better than a few bottles of Coca-Cola? In keeping with the principal reason for this spending of public money, let’s get a move on! In good Tivoli fashion, let Coke be the answer. Things can go better with Coke?

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While people ponder whether public sector workers can get wage increases over 5 percent, it’s hard to make the case that public funds are being well spent elsewhere, especially, when one sees high-paid attorneys take highly valuable time to get nowhere very fast. Just a personal observation.