#COVID19Chronicles-121: August 13-Nothing says ‘general elections in Jamaica’ more than MPs singing and dancing

Parliament will be dissolved today, but we’re already dissolving in the sea of election tomfoolery.

What a breed of people who like to show off! It used to be said that politicians couldn’t resist a microphone or a camera. Now, they can’t resist a beat-at least, not if they’re Jamaicans in campaign mode.

The tempo is already fast with former beauty queen, Lisa Hanna, skipping melodiously through her constituency:

Not in the same vein, but amusing as a clap-back, was the ‘Yaadman shuffle’ offered by Audley Shaw as a snappy riposte to images of him napping in Parliament, yesterday:


Most will recall the Mike Henry half lotus dance during the 2016 campaign.

Will it be dusted off for 2020?

Well, while we wait to see if the Henry legs still have it, we can hum along and wind a little to Andrew giving the green light:

The parties’ party is just beginning, so be safe and enjoy it at a distance and watch out for the masking and unmasking of truths, half truths and downright or is it downleft misinformation, and of course the sanitization of their records. 🙂

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. :)