UPDATE ON JOHN
John was prepped and ready for surgery. About to be administered general anaesthetic, when surgeon that ‘opens up’ came in and said ‘stop’. ‘Pins and bolts’ surgeon not even in country. Eh?
He was sent home, and is awaiting a recall from the hospital। He’s in constant pain and unable to drive. He is praying and hoping for that call to come soon. Even after surgery, he will need several months for convalescence.
SWINE FLU NEARS 100 VICTIMS
The swine flu virus has claimed 97 victims, according to government statistics. These are lab confirmed cases. If you factor in all tricks used by officials for damage control and spin purposes then one can easily double that figure without being too far off.
The Ministry of Health has a number for info: 800-WELL (9355)।
WATER WARS IN INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA
Individuals being hacked to death over water. These water skirmishes may eventually turn into full-fledged wars in the near future, as populations rise. Chietigj Bajpaee has an interesting report here.
There is even a suggestion by the McGill Reporter that the US and Canada may go to war over water, if Canada refuses to sell water to the US.
RECENT BLACKOUTS IN PORT OF SPAIN
Our capital city, Port of Spain recently had blackouts that affected residents and businesses as far as Santa Cruz। T&TEC instituted the usual load-shedding and appeals for consumers to use less electricity.