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Jus wonderin which STDs can affect brain function.

Jus wonderin if the Clerk of Council (or is it now Clerk of Assembly) should read all bills out loud in their entirety to ensure that every legislator at least knows what is contained therein, assuming they listen since apparently, some don’t read, retain or comprehend.

Just wonderin if Clause 6 of the 2017 Appropriation Act (extracted below) is still in effect:

  1. Restrictions

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Public Finance (Management and Accountability) Act (Cap.17.07) or any other law in force in Montserrat, the following acts, whether by the Government or by any statutory authority as appropriate, shall require the prior approval of a Secretary of State

(a)   the incurring of any expenditure additional to that provided for under this Act other than expenditure financed wholly by grant;

(b)   borrowing from any source except by means of the fluctuating overdraft referred to in section 5; or

(c)   the giving of any loan guarantee.

Jus wonderin how many Secretaries of State Montserrat have, which one gave the Montserrat government permission to borrow money and when this historic event occurred.

Jus wonderin how many of us act against our own best interests due to lack of knowledge, lack of time, laziness, despair, fear or gullibility.

Jus wonderin if institutionalised colonialism is driving away all our best minds.

Jus wonderin if this is self-hate.

Jus wonderin if Montserrat will ever be able to stand on its feet if we don’t address these issues of bad-mindedness, selfishness and greed.

Jus wonderin what Culture and College have in common.

Jus wonderin if the colonial masters are not fed up with the institutional colonialism themselves.

Jus wonderin if institutional colonialism is the biggest thing that is holding Montserrat back.

Jus wonderin if some of DfID money shouldn’t go into studying institutionalized colonialism, understanding it, explaining it and doing something to stop it.

Jus wonderin if there’s a difference between reparations and development aid.

Jus wonderin if reparations are okay when there is a disaster.

Jus wonderin if finally, we will get reparation and if it takes the entire region to be mashed by hurricanes to cause it to be considered.

Jus wonderin if it takes half of the Caribbean to be mashed flat for people to think that reparation is okay.

Jus wonderin if Montserrat people are interested in reparations and if Montserrat will ever get any.

Jus wonderin if only another natural disaster is going to cause us to get it.

Jus wonderin if there is a link between the ideas of resilient projects and reparations.

Jus wonderin if our Premier is thinking at the cutting edge of political economy and if any Montserratians (and non-Montserratians) are sabotaging his efforts.

Jus wonderin if the Premier and the UWI Vice Chancellor are saying something similar about this.

Jus wonderin what the UK means when it says that its responsibility to aided Overseas Territories is to “accelerate the territory towards economic self-sufficiency, where this is possible.”

Jus wonderin given Montserrat’s historical and present circumstances, if the UK believes that it is impossible for Montserrat to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Jus wonderin if the 2012 Overseas White Paper is still operational.

Jus wonderin where I can find the UK’s new policy paper on its Overseas Territories beyond: “The UK has specific constitutional and legal responsibilities for its 14 Overseas Territories and a responsibility to ensure their security and good governance. We’ve set out a partnership approach based on shared values and a right to self-determination. ”

Jus wonderin who briefs the Governor.

Jus wonderin why the Governor casually dismissed the question concerning the rumour about the UK establishing a military base on Montserrat.

Jus wonderin if the idea of having a standby force/facility similar to the French and Dutch is a laughing matter or a reasonable expectation for the timely protection of thousands of British citizens “potentially in peril” from dangerous hurricanes despite clear warnings in a hurricane prone region during hurricane season.

Jus wonderin why she did not see this as a legitimate question when it was reported in the UK press that in response to criticism about HMG’s inadequate preparation for the impending storms, “Government minister Lord Compton insisted the British had been in a different position to the French and Dutch since it had no troops stationed on the islands.”

Jus wonderin what it means to be a British citizen…for Montserratians and all other OTs.

Jus wonderin why UK MPs seemingly always need to be reminded that UK OT citizens are also British citizens and if this is another case of institutionalized colonialism.

Jus wonderin about the seeming inconsistencies concerning the relationship between the UK and its Overseas Territories.  For example:  How can we be considered to be British citizens and foreigners at the same time?; Why is the UK willing to support the request by former Premier RT Meade for the removal of Montserrat from the UNs’ list of non-self-governing territories while refusing to consider integration of its territories all populated by British citizens?; How Montserrat can be described as internally self-governing yet the UK retains the power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of Montserrat (direct rule)…..

Jus wonderin if any of these Jus Wonderins caused you to laugh out loud.

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Jus wonderin which STDs can affect brain function.

Jus wonderin if the Clerk of Council (or is it now Clerk of Assembly) should read all bills out loud in their entirety to ensure that every legislator at least knows what is contained therein, assuming they listen since apparently, some don’t read, retain or comprehend.

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Just wonderin if Clause 6 of the 2017 Appropriation Act (extracted below) is still in effect:

  1. Restrictions

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Public Finance (Management and Accountability) Act (Cap.17.07) or any other law in force in Montserrat, the following acts, whether by the Government or by any statutory authority as appropriate, shall require the prior approval of a Secretary of State

(a)   the incurring of any expenditure additional to that provided for under this Act other than expenditure financed wholly by grant;

(b)   borrowing from any source except by means of the fluctuating overdraft referred to in section 5; or

(c)   the giving of any loan guarantee.

Jus wonderin how many Secretaries of State Montserrat have, which one gave the Montserrat government permission to borrow money and when this historic event occurred.

Jus wonderin how many of us act against our own best interests due to lack of knowledge, lack of time, laziness, despair, fear or gullibility.

Jus wonderin if institutionalised colonialism is driving away all our best minds.

Jus wonderin if this is self-hate.

Jus wonderin if Montserrat will ever be able to stand on its feet if we don’t address these issues of bad-mindedness, selfishness and greed.

Jus wonderin what Culture and College have in common.

Jus wonderin if the colonial masters are not fed up with the institutional colonialism themselves.

Jus wonderin if institutional colonialism is the biggest thing that is holding Montserrat back.

Jus wonderin if some of DfID money shouldn’t go into studying institutionalized colonialism, understanding it, explaining it and doing something to stop it.

Jus wonderin if there’s a difference between reparations and development aid.

Jus wonderin if reparations are okay when there is a disaster.

Jus wonderin if finally, we will get reparation and if it takes the entire region to be mashed by hurricanes to cause it to be considered.

Jus wonderin if it takes half of the Caribbean to be mashed flat for people to think that reparation is okay.

Jus wonderin if Montserrat people are interested in reparations and if Montserrat will ever get any.

Jus wonderin if only another natural disaster is going to cause us to get it.

Jus wonderin if there is a link between the ideas of resilient projects and reparations.

Jus wonderin if our Premier is thinking at the cutting edge of political economy and if any Montserratians (and non-Montserratians) are sabotaging his efforts.

Jus wonderin if the Premier and the UWI Vice Chancellor are saying something similar about this.

Jus wonderin what the UK means when it says that its responsibility to aided Overseas Territories is to “accelerate the territory towards economic self-sufficiency, where this is possible.”

Jus wonderin given Montserrat’s historical and present circumstances, if the UK believes that it is impossible for Montserrat to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Jus wonderin if the 2012 Overseas White Paper is still operational.

Jus wonderin where I can find the UK’s new policy paper on its Overseas Territories beyond: “The UK has specific constitutional and legal responsibilities for its 14 Overseas Territories and a responsibility to ensure their security and good governance. We’ve set out a partnership approach based on shared values and a right to self-determination. ”

Jus wonderin who briefs the Governor.

Jus wonderin why the Governor casually dismissed the question concerning the rumour about the UK establishing a military base on Montserrat.

Jus wonderin if the idea of having a standby force/facility similar to the French and Dutch is a laughing matter or a reasonable expectation for the timely protection of thousands of British citizens “potentially in peril” from dangerous hurricanes despite clear warnings in a hurricane prone region during hurricane season.

Jus wonderin why she did not see this as a legitimate question when it was reported in the UK press that in response to criticism about HMG’s inadequate preparation for the impending storms, “Government minister Lord Compton insisted the British had been in a different position to the French and Dutch since it had no troops stationed on the islands.”

Jus wonderin what it means to be a British citizen…for Montserratians and all other OTs.

Jus wonderin why UK MPs seemingly always need to be reminded that UK OT citizens are also British citizens and if this is another case of institutionalized colonialism.

Jus wonderin about the seeming inconsistencies concerning the relationship between the UK and its Overseas Territories.  For example:  How can we be considered to be British citizens and foreigners at the same time?; Why is the UK willing to support the request by former Premier RT Meade for the removal of Montserrat from the UNs’ list of non-self-governing territories while refusing to consider integration of its territories all populated by British citizens?; How Montserrat can be described as internally self-governing yet the UK retains the power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of Montserrat (direct rule)…..

Jus wonderin if any of these Jus Wonderins caused you to laugh out loud.