And the band played on…

So…. as the international media busts a collective gut giggling at our infamous China/Taiwan Anthem faux-pas, us Grenadians are reminded – yet again – that our shameplates have indeed surpassed maximum capacity and are now useless to us.

Chinese Ambassador, Qian Hongshan, and scores of blue-uniformed Chinese labourers who built the new US$40 million Queen’s Park stadium as a gift from Beijing, were visibly uncomfortable as Tai-wan’s anthem echoed inside the 20,000-seat venue on Saturday.

Describing it as a blunder, Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell pledged an investigation into how the Royal Grenada Police Band could have prepared the anthem of Taiwan instead of China, which has waged an aggressive campaign in the Caribbean to woo nations away from relationships with its rival.

Just to remind all of you, our “investigatory” P.M. is the Chairman of the Caricom Sub-Committee for the World Cup. Allyuh better start praying he don’t play de Pakistan anthem for the Indian team!

ps: Dat man is ah eediot oui!

edit: pps: Um… I didn’t say which man!

pps2: As per local news this afternoon, it appears a cabinet-level witch-hunt is on the move to pin the blame on the fiasco on the Police Band leader Brian Hurst. Poor guy.

UPDATE Feb 7: As of Feb 6th, Brian Hurst was suspended from the Police Force pending further investigation. Scapegoats Unite!

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3 comments on “And the band played on…
  1. Yamfoot says:

    blame should rest with the Protocol division of the minsitry of foreign affairs.

  2. YY says:

    nlyAnd with the organising committee of the event. It is really sad the vehemence with which they are gunning for the Police Band leader, when really, someone in Foreign Affairs needs to be sent home.

  3. Abeni says:

    Stupes..Scapegoating indeed

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