RelatedHigh Commissioner expresses condolence at the death of Gregory Isaacs RelatedHigh Commissioner expresses condolence at the death of Gregory Isaacs RelatedHigh Commissioner expresses condolence at the death of Gregory Isaacs High Commissioner expresses condolence at the death of Gregory Isaacs Foreign AffairsOctober 26, 2010 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Anthony Johnson, on Monday (October 25), expressed condolence at the death of veteran Jamaican singer, Gregory Isaacs.Mr. Johnson described Mr. Isaacs as an outstanding talent who did much to bring Jamaican music to an international audience.“He had a very smooth romantic voice that was able to be entertaining in any genre of music. It is our good fortune that he chose the medium of reggae where he became famous as the ‘Cool Ruler’.”Mr. Isaacs, who died at his home in London today, had been suffering from a serious illness for sometime. In 2006 at a special event held at the Jamaican High Commission in London, he launched a special collection of love songs to mark his 30th anniversary in music.The High Commissioner said Mr. Isaacs faced many challenges, but remained committed writing and performing good music with a positive message.“He was loved by many people, his fans and his family, and he worked hard to make sure he delivered the quality music that people all over the world enjoyed. I offer deepest condolence to his family and friends,” Mr. Johnson said.
Deer pay a visit Sunday to a local residence near 48th Street Photo by Nesha Fehnel Photo by Nesha Fehnel
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has brushed aside plans by the main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to file a motion of no confidence in his ruling United Workers Party (UWP) administration.“Very rarely do you see it succeed. I am confident that this one will have no success other than (the opposition) calling attention to themselves,” Chastanet told reporters.SLP and Opposition leader Phillip J. Pierre last week announced that the opposition would file the motion and would await a date from the Speaker to debate the motion.The UWP controls 11 of the 17 seats in the Parliament and Pierre acknowledged that all six opposition legislators would be voting for the motion, adding “we will leave each minister to his conscience”.But Chastanet told reporters “any parliamentarian can call for a vote of no confidence,” recalling that motions of no confidence have been presented on several occasions in the Caribbean.The announcement by the SLP leader to file a motion of no confidence comes after the party staged a massive demonstration in the capital earlier this month with supporters calling on Prime Minister Chastanet, who returned to the island recently from a three week vacation, to call fresh general elections claiming that his policies were hurting the socio-economic development of the island.“The next step now is that Her Majesty’s loyal opposition will now use the legal tools that are available to us. We are going to indict the government in Parliament,” Pierre said, adding that all government legislators would have to give an account of their stewardship since coming to office.