Things better left unsaid by Jamaican politicians?

During 2017, I tried to keep track of comments by Jamaican politicians that, on reflection, they might have wished were left unsaid. You don’t have to share my views, in which case make your own list 🙄

I’m not being exhaustive or explaining my motivations. For me, I couldn’t choose, so will just list in no order my favourite two.

Things went downhill fast for the doctor, who to declare:

Comrade leader, today (Wednesday) I completed my application for citizenship and I expect to be a Jamaican citizen in short order.

Do we know how that ‘short order’ thing went? 🤔🙄

Apart from the patent absurdity that the Opposition found themselves defending, my other favourite was to wonder what utterance would come from the minister of national security. In the end, nothing else matched up to ‘My uncle is a Obeah man’… Enjoy the video!

The setting for that remark in January was even more portentous given that by December one of the other presenters, ‘Ninja Man’, had been sentenced to 25 years in jail for murder. Talk about ‘the company you keep’!

Happy 2018!

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. :)