Jamaica: His Own Man

Army helicopters skimmed the rooftops of the sweltering capital of Kingston and armed troops patrolled the streets as Jamaica underwent its first general election since independence. But, despite earlier violence, election day passed without the explosion of terror that the country had feared. As the results trickled in, Donald Burns Sangster, 55, paced the carpeted wooden floors of Vale Royal, his huge, frame official residence as Acting Prime Minister of Jamaica. He nervously tuned in a radio in one room, moved to TV monitors in another, paced among a noisy jumble of...

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