News and views noted along the way.
- New Seamus Heaney poem published — ”Guardian publishes In a Field ahead of its appearance in anthology marking centenary of outbreak of first world war. It describes a man coming home from war:
From nowhere, unfamiliar and de-mobbed,
In buttoned khaki and buffed army boots,
Bruising the turned-up acres of our back field
To stumble from the winding’s magic ring. …”
- The global war on thinking bad thoughts — “Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?”
- Government actively looking into reforming ganja law — “Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding has said active consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within certain parameters.”