Jamaica: Possibility

Francis Wade — and, it would seem, several of his compatriots — senses a “whiff of possibility” in the recent changes in the Jamaican political status quo, notably the ascension of a woman to the position of Prime Minister. “Out of nowhere, it seems, our murders have dropped by 20% in the last couple of months,” Francis writes. “It is the kind of thing that happens when possibility enters that air, and let us all work to make it last.”

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