Ole Mistah Doyle: Show me yah company
And den “de Ole Ladyâ told Lie-Za dat she weary send tell Ralph she want to see him, because she had a vision way ah strange kind ah Laundry business going on up Fort Charlotte. Imagine dey have Prisoners dressed in Red Prison clothes, washing and drying money like clothes. Two white men was in charge, one ah Man-e-Fort de other de-Gates. “Dem two white men look poh-poh like when people got Aids,â she said. Lie-Za was stunned! “Yuh cetainly have de Gift of Sightâ, she commended âde ole ladyâ and offered to interpret âde Ole Ladyâs vision. “De white Man dat yuh see ah âMan-e-Fortâ, his name is Man-e-Fort, and de one dah Manning de Gates, his name is Rig Gates, she said. Donât let dey looks fool yuh, dey donât have Aids, dey are Aides personified… Done-all Trumpâs Aides. And de FBI got dem under âHouse-ah-Restâ, charged like battery wid ah set ah criminal activities, 12 in all, including tax evasion, conspiracy, money laundering. And dey been depositing some ah dey blood-money right hey in ah Offshore Bank. Same time âde ole ladyâ interrupted Lie-Za: “Yes is true, de Bank sorry, Larndry dey up Fort Charlotte, ah see dem in my vision washing de money and putting dem to dry up Fort. Dat is why ah want to see Ralph, he must not have no bogus company in SVG. Mistah Doyle gone to his grave, but he gave me ah second Adage foh Ralph, not de one dat say âshow me ah Liar ah will show yuh ah Teefâ, everybody Teefing now.â Den she said: “Dis one is âShow me yuh company and ah will tell yuh who yuh areâ!â
Ah was inspired last week wid ah headline ah saw dat read ” Renwick Rose appointed Chairman of de World Banana Forum (WBF)!â De Mission of dis WBF is to “Dig ah Better Lifeâ foh Banana Farmers and by extension de people in our Banana Republic. “Dig ah Better Lifeâ is ah slogan Sir James did coin to boost our Agriculture. Ah remember too, about 30 years ago, ah was at ah Forum foh Farmers, hey in SVG way Sir James (den PM) and de same Honourable Renwick were among de panel of speakers. Sir James said to Renwick: “Wait Renwick, what crop do you plant again?â And Renwickâs reply was: “Who me? I plant Peppers!â Whether is WINFA, WINFRESH, FairTrade, WBF or what-have-yuh, Renwick has been de Pepper, de latent Heat in de Banana Industry, Just when we thought dat ULP would have been de Salve-hey-shun of de Banana Industry, dey tun dey back pon de Industry and opted foh Cecil Ryan as cheerman in preference to Renwick Rose. Wid all fearness to Ryan, de Industry was already dead, but if dey was any hope den to salvage de Industry, it was in Renwick, ask de WBF. Renwickâs appointment send me straight to Mark Chapter 6-vs 4. My trance-lay-shun reads: “And Jesus said unto dem, âOnly in his home town, among his relatives and pull-it-to-kill cut-throats, even in his own house is a prophet without honourâ.â Words from de Master Himself. And dat explains why Remwick Rose is nuttin in de eyes of de Powers dat be in his homeland. And wid dat is gone ah gone again.
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Bassy Alexander is a land surveyor, folklorist and social commentator.