One moment please………….lights, camera, action. This must be a reality televison series being filmed. Are you really serious on this? Are there no limits to one’s GREED? Apparently not.
This beauty queen as she is referred to will enjoy more than a spot of time in lock down. What do we really say to this latest spectacle, embarrassment and downright threat to those travelling overseas? What threat? Facing the constant scrutiny and profiling of Jamaicans who travel outside of this country. It matters not what you look or sound like, or how well groomed you are. As long as you flash that Jamaican passport you are going to be subject to intense scrutiny. Who do you blame for that?
The time we are living in is one in which 7 out of 10 humans live a life based on the ‘material’ plain and simple. Your character matters not. Integrity and credibility is a thing of the past. You are judged, admired and emulated based on your ‘material’. What is the price prey tell for a genuine Gucci shoes? On paper you earn J$60,000.00 yet from your head to your toe trumps up a cost of J$100,000.00 with ease. You earn the same amount, and the vehicle you drive most likely monthly payment is in excess of that J$60,000.00. If it was given to you chances are your payment in return is what is called ‘selling of your soul’. Is it worth it? Absolutely it is because those 7 out of 10 much rather live a life of thievery, greed, envy and entitlement impressing those around because they hate who they really are. They want to belong to the fast crowd and the fast crowd does not live a life of scarcity. They know they will never make it into the circle of those born in wealth. The level below that only cares about your money. Show me your money and I will be your friend. Show me your money and I will let you in. So the get rich quick or die trying will always be more tempting than abiding by the old time saying, ‘don’t put u han wey ur hat caan reach it’.
We have become a people of false personas living vicariously through international celebrities who have the profession and income to match their ostentatious lifestyle. We introduce ourselves by saying look at Me, I wear Gucci it cost so and so and the audience appears. It matters not whether we can communicate effectively or not, live with a moral compass close by. What matters is what is priced rather than what is priceless. You can no longer debate the issues because the mind is only used for one thing and that is to figure out how to impress at all cost. Our shallow and myopic thinking suits us because to step out of that would mean admitting that you are a SLAVE. A slave to the opinions of others as to who they think you are based on assets whether earned straight or the crooked way. The truth is you are a fraud. When asked what you do for a living. Your answer is as bent as you are lean. You live a double life in order to facilitate your greed then advertise yourself as working hard.
There is a place you will certainly work hard and that is serving time in a US prison. Innocent people do not run. You landed in the USA not the Middle East. Sad to say there are many more out there and they will never learn as a false life is much more real to them than accepting who they really are.
Former Miss Jamaica runner-up accused of cocaine smuggling
(Jamaica Observer) Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 11:07 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A JetBlue flight attendant accused of using her credentials to attempt to get 70 pounds of cocaine through airport security in Los Angeles before flinging off her heels and fleeing, has been arrested in New York, authorities said.
Marsha Gay Reynolds surrendered Wednesday to federal authorities at John F Kennedy International Airport, though it wasn’t immediately clear how she reached New York, federal officials said.
Reynolds, a New York resident, was expected to be in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday, according to US Attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek.
Transportation Security Administration officials asked Reynolds to step aside for a random security screening Friday, authorities said. Reynolds went to a secondary screening area but quickly dropped her bag, ditched a pair of Gucci heels and fled barefoot downward on an upward-moving escalator, Marshall McClain, president of the union representing LAX airport police officers, said Monday.
Reynolds was charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute. It was unclear if she yet had an attorney.
Mrozek said prosecutors believe reports that Reynolds was a runner-up in Miss Jamaica World 2008. New York University lists a Marsha-Gay Reynolds as having been on the school’s 2004 women’s track and field team, though it wasn’t immediately clear if that was the same Reynolds arrested Wednesday.
On Friday, Reynolds arrived at an LAX checkpoint in Terminal 4 wearing jeans, heels and a black suit jacket, carrying her “known crew member badge,” according to an FBI affidavit in support of the charge against Reynolds. It wasn’t immediately clear whether she was on duty at the time.
When Reynolds was chosen for a random security screening, TSA Officer Jamie Samuel said the flight attendant became nervous and began looking around before pulling out her cellphone and making a call, according to the affidavit.
Samuel reported that Reynolds was talking on the phone in a foreign language as she was being taken to a secondary screening area, the affidavit says.
Once in the secondary screening area, TSA Officer Charles James asked for her identification.
“At this time, Reynolds dropped her carry-on luggage, removed her shoes and began to run away,” according to the affidavit.
James saw Reynolds run down an upward-moving escalator and out of the terminal, the affidavit says, adding that the officer didn’t pursue her because her abandoned luggage was his main concern.
LAX police soon after found 11 packages of cocaine wrapped in green cellophane and labeled, “BIG Ranch” inside one of the bags Reynolds had left behind, the affidavit says.
The cocaine weighed just over 68 pounds. Wholesale, the drugs would be worth about $750,000 in Los Angeles, said Special Agent Timothy Massino, a spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
On the streets of Los Angeles, Massino said the retail value of the cocaine could be as high as $3 million.
Security threats from “insiders,” including airline and airport employees and workers hired by contractors, have been a focus of the TSA, particularly after the December 2014 arrest of several Delta Air Lines baggage handlers. Prosecutors allege they smuggled guns, including an AK-47, from Atlanta to New York.
The TSA has said that full screening of all employees would cost too much. Instead, the agency has urged airports to increase random screenings of workers and to keep background checks up to date.
“We will pay particular attention to the insider threat,” TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger told a Senate committee earlier this month.