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by Michael Headley
It looks like Floyd Reifer’s short innings at the wicket in St. George North resulted in the hitting of a towering six over the boundary. In a peculiar way, he has shown leadership skills by probably getting quick action to critical issues that he had raised in the recent by-election contest.
He even caused a stir on the eve of the by-election that drew some heavy hitters to hastily come to the dump site to unload on him. Some commentators weren’t sure if it was a press conference or a paid political advertisement, and one had to apologise for making the wrong call.
After the innings had finished, the grounds staff didn’t even have time to cover the pitch because in a November 18th article by Sandy Deane (Out of the Pits), Prime Minister Mia Mottley is already hoping to eliminate pit toilets by 2027.
And in another article by Randy Bennett (Fix Coming for Controversial Dump) Ricardo Marshall, Program Director in the Ministry of the Environment and National Beautification, said at a Town Hall meeting, that a solution has been found to bring a stop to the horrible stench and persistent smoking condition at the illegal dump in Lower Estate, St George.
Mr Marshall also chairs the technical committee to find a solution to help the residents with this issue. He said that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) would also play a collaborative role. The project also has the support of Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, Minister of Health and Wellness, who said that it will start as soon as possible.
So Floyd, keep your bat in your hand, stay padded, there’s no need to pull up stumps yet because the game is still on. You may be on your way to a maiden century with those two master strokes. These are not idiotic issues.