It will take some time before I can begin to say something meaningful about the death of Derek Walcott, the sea’s poet. For the moment, quoting the last line of Omeros will do: “When he left the beach the sea was still going on.” He wrote his own obituary, thus.
Dear Editor, The current legal regime, as contained in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act, against the possession of small amounts of marijuana attempts to prevent a low quantum of harm to society at a very high cost.
Dear Editor, I have noticed that the Regional Chairman of Region Two in your letters’ column denied misuse of the Region’s vehicle assigned to him (‘It is not for the Region Two REO to determine when the Regional Chairman must use his vehicle’ SN, September 18).
Dear Editor, The temperature was 13 degrees at Chester-le-Street, but there was a full house.
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