Next week, official celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s independence will be kicked off. There is life to this effect in the streets; the major buildings in the corporate area are festooned with black, green and yellow fabric and signs are popping up in strategic places. This is all good. However, this morning I almost fell over as I passed through the lobby of the Pegasus Hotel to get to the running track. It is draped with the dozens of flags from other countries and a replica of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Granted, I am sleep-deprived from SumFest and am having trouble getting myself together, but what do these symbols have to do with Jamaica’s independence? Technically, I understand, but I would love to hear an explanation from the designers.