We thought this would’ve been an easy one. Not so, as it turned out. Someone actually saw the ghost of deceased former House Speaker in there somewhere. Actually, Wilfred St Clair Daniel, when he was alive and kicking, wouldn’t have been caught dead near the scene here pictured.
The scene? One of the more remarkable conventions of the St Lucia Labour Party, held in Laborie. It was on this occasion that Peter Josie and Lawson Calderon had dared to challenge the SLP leadership, then represented by the singular Julian R. Hunte.
Yes, the guy with the fried-chicken platter is the irrepressible Juk Bois. The gentleman fingering him is none other than Philip J. Pierre, whose interaction with the local radio legend brought a smile to the face of Hilary Modeste, identified by some readers as Lawson Calderon (now also deceased). As for the gentleman in the striped shirt and (St Clair Daniel sideburns), his name is Severalus Jeffrey, one-time SLP secretary.
No need to say what Pierre and Sam Flood are doing today; let’s just say, same as usual, although from somewhat different perches. Modeste, once an SLTB hotshot, has been doing wondrous things in London, steering tourists toward Antigua & Barbuda. Jeffrey now makes his home in New York.
And now for next week’s mind jogger. This time we want to know what you
know about the book pictured and about its author.