Scratchie\’s World

School Done!!! Other stuff in life to write about now….

Don dead

Well things have certainly been heating up in here since morning. On the news this morning there was a report that a car occupied by a political figure Babsy Grange was shot up and one of its occupants died from wounds. She was not hurt.
In another news item Chubby Dread, an area “leader” or don as they are more commonly known was shot and killed near to one of the island’s night spots early this morning. This has kinda sent downtown into a reaction mode. Any time one of these dons gets killed the whole area feels the after effects. Places mysteriously burn down and other area activists end up stuffed into barrels etc. So everybody gone into extra careful mode today especially down by my office which is at the outskirts of the community in which he operated.
The third news item is of a fire in the shopping arcade downtown. I guess the 1st reaction for the don’s death. Who knows. At this point one may also add…who cares. It is so unfortunate that these situations have become so common place in modern Jamaica. My view long as them leaving innocent people alone…them can gwaan kill off themselves.
As for me,…well all I can say is that I am exhausted. School taking its toll on me. Circumstances may also change at work but I will let you all know how that goes as soon as all is confirmed. It may mean that my computer related activities may be restricted and reshuffled and my blogging may be reduced to those days that I am at home early but we’ll see.
Anywayz I want to wish you all a great weekend. Take care till later.

October 7, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. What causing the restrictions,too much surfing? This gunshot thing eh easy at all.Stay safe

    Comment by Abeni | October 7, 2005 | Reply

  2. Bwoy Scratch…is jus by chance I listened to the radio on the way to lunch today and heard about the effries wah a gwaan! When will this end?

    Careful downtown my yute.

    Re the possible work related change…tell dem seh…nutten can gwaan unless blogging inna it….or we a go send two shotta down deh…mek up some noise on your behalf!

    Get some R&R on de weekend!

    Comment by Dr. D. | October 7, 2005 | Reply

  3. well interesting about the don and the reprisals
    stay safe

    Comment by Jdid | October 8, 2005 | Reply

  4. These things are so common place that my emotions are deadened to them. I’ll volunteer to be one of the shotta’s that goes and make sure you can still have blog time at your work place.

    Comment by Shotta M | October 8, 2005 | Reply

  5. Dis country is sinking like the Titanic! This country is certainly on its last limb. Too much criminals living here in ja.

    Comment by Stunner | October 9, 2005 | Reply

  6. No Kami, I’m supposed to be going to a new section. Don’t know what the facilities are around there. At my current desk I have to interface heavily with outside people and overseas and keep up with current issues so I was given internet facilities. The new location isn’t so geared so I don’t know if they have individual access.

    Comment by Scratchie | October 10, 2005 | Reply

  7. Hi Scratchie; Well when one don goes down another takes his place. It’s a vicious cycle. Until something is done positively for the youths in our communities the violence will continue. Sad to hear of the never ending violence a Yard.

    Comment by Sunshine | October 10, 2005 | Reply

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