Made a wrong turning on Google News and ended up at the Daily Mail website reading yet another disparaging article on Naomi Campbell. She’s lost her hair, losing her hair, dating a Russian, a Brazilian, no, it’s the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, and so on. Now I know already exactly what you’re thinking. If you’re in the public eye then you deserve a dressing down from time to time and that Naomi Campbell, well, that girl she is a bitch!
The Saint Lucian government had been pushing for increased tourism on the island, and so as editor of Drum magazine, I went to have a look.
I met up with the Right Honourable Phillip J. Pierre – Minister for Tourism, Commerce, Investment and Consumer Affairs – to discover his philosophy on sustainable tourism and economic development in the region.
It can’t be much fun sharing your name with a famous dead rock star, but Nick Drake came to Goldsmiths’ College and he did not disappoint.
The poet, playwright and novelist turned up at short notice to replace author Jackie Kay who was sick with back trouble. You can generally tell within a minute or two if you’ll like a speaker or not and when our eyes met briefly and he smiled and nodded, I thought, I like you.