When a fellow writer saw this policeman he had come back on the second
visit because he discovered that it was not true: “How can I see my
mother.” He said.
He had spent
almost a whole day agonizing on the fact that his mother was dead and
her body was not available to him to look at or to identify. It was
a whole balls-up, his mother was alive still.
If my friend went through another channel - for instance the time he
was actually dying and they were three young doctors trying their best.
He can hear them say something about an injection, his fingers are cold
and he tries to talk and cannot and it is only because a man passes
and looks over and he sees it is he. A heart surgeon, they
were not personal friends but obviously he reads the newspaper.
“What is going on?” He did not talk to the young doctors he talked to my friend.
me.” It was first time my friend spoke for an hour. “Get
him upstairs.” He was taken up to the ward and the doctor stayed.
Were it not for that!
me that Warren Alleyne, the distinguished historian spent twenty-four
hours in casualty before he got a bed. The only people that are
recognized are politicians and entertainers. It is not only the
d.ME: I think
they give up on you.
OLD FRIEND: They
figure you are old so you are foolish. I told her to look up my
notes and see the last time this happened what they did to cure it but
she said she was in charge and once you buck them they not interested
in you. There are so many other people there that they can bully
why bother with me especially if they have an outlook on life for when
you are young you are never going to die.
e.When it rains
they are huge puddles to be walked through at the entrance of the Queen
Elizabeth Hospital, is it possible that the Chief Executive Officer,
the Chief Nurse, the Chief Doctors and all the Chiefs and consultants
with all the money they make out of the hospital not to see? They
not noticing anything because they get the red carpet treatment and
probably get somebody with a broom to sweep away the puddle when they
to that is it has always been so because nobody thought about it so
correct it now. At the back entrance there is a pile of water
for the longest time that has grown mosquitoes, which eat people.
the workers at the door said it was always so and that the big wigs
are aware of it. They say that the hospital is falling apart from
politics and personnel at the top do not care and that they have made
several complaints about several things. The sick public is not
being served. Please one of you powers that be place some guttering
or make a slope so that the poor sick people do not have to walk through
water for medical care.
The water from
the roof of the Q.E. H should be collected to water plants and more
fruit bearing tress like avocadoes and limes and mangoes and cherries
could be planted all around and around the playing field and why not:
“We not going get any. They going pick them and go and sell them expensive.”
They say, but what difference does it make. They just planted
ornamentals out there; all that walk above that bus stand they plant
with oleander and nonsense, and from the airport along the highway palms
at a rumoured $250.00 each. Plant mangoes! What is wrong with
mango growing all over the place like in the other islands and mangoes
will not be sold if they are expensive when children can pick them up.