Independence Special: Jamaica @ 60 & Beyond

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022 65 INDEPENDENCE SPECIAL: JAMAICA @ 60 AND B YOND F ATURE | THE GLEANER | SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022 Wha gawn bad a maanin, cyaan kum gud a evelin. TRANSLATION: What went wrong in the morning cannot be remedied in the evening. EXPLANATION: It is unwise to spend valuable time worrying about those problems we cannot solve. Also, it makes no sense to take precautions after we carelessly allowed a situation to get out of hand. OLE TIME PEOPLE USED TO SAY ... A church in the bizarre tale of a wind-pushed Morant Bay, after Hurricane Gilbert hit the island on September 12, 1988. The Wesleyan Church shows the wounds over the still sturdy skeleton of the roof, while the clock steeple, victorious against the storm, looks pensively on. THE GLEANER ARCHIVES Hurricane Gilbert hits Jamaica 1988 ‘WILD, WILD!’