THE CARIBBEAN: High Wind in Jamaica

Warm afternoon sunshine slanted through the windows of Kingston's 19th Century stone House of Representatives building. In the tiny, paneled chamber, the Opposition representative from East Westmoreland was attacking the land-development policy of His Majesty's Executive Council. In the course of his speech, he referred to Jamaica's Minister of Communications as "good to twist" (Jamaican for corrupt).

In a flash, the Hon. William Alexander Bustamante—Minister of Communications, pistol-toting boss of "Bustamante's Industrial Trade Unions," and leader of the majority Labor Party—was on his feet, his white mane bristling. "I appeal to...

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