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.

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.