Thompson arriving at Parliament
Last Wednesday, the budget started off typically. Prime Minister Arthur
delivered his Budgetary proposals. On Thursday, Opposition Leader David Thompson
gave his reply and the other 28 members of Parliament began their comments,
ranging from poetic ramblings to piques of temper. Then on the last day, the
Prime Minister gave his closing remarks, during which he took the usual
opportunity to embarrass the Opposition (usually the Leader) with evidence of
some past misdeed.
Well, that’s where the event took a twist. For once Thompson not only defended
himself, but clean bowled the PM in the process! This really must be an election
year. Thompson’s showing some spunk. He must be vex because the PM showed him
he too knew about Families First…
Pakistan’s former cricket coach, Bob Woolmer
They don’t call cricket the game of glorious uncertainties for nothing.
Ireland and Bangladesh are minnows no more, having defeated Pakistan and India
respectively. I still doubt they’ll make the final, but you never know. And
all the drama isn’t occurring on the field either. Pakistan’s coach Bob
Woolmer passed away suddenly in his hotel room in Jamaica, and in St. Lucia some
members of England’s team were disciplined for partying it up there. In
related news, Pakistan’s capitan Inzaman Ul-Haq resigned following the defeat
and England’s vice captain Andrew Flintoff was sacked and dropped for the
recent one-day against Canada. Flintoff nearly drowned when he “toppled into
the water after a late-night drinking spree”.
Well, well. Seems like the ICC should have devised a “good behaviour”
campaign for the cricketers along with the ones created by the LOC’s for the
natives hosting the matches.