This morning's Gleaner (the Jamaican newspaper) had a story about a major political speech that the Prime Minister made last week. Apparently it was much anticipated.

The country was expectant. Rumours were flying about burdensome new taxes being imposed, of sharp job cuts to the Government service this year and of harsh, punishing IMF-type measures being imposed to satisfy the dreaded Washington institution. Televisions and radios were turned on from early afternoon, as though it were a track-and-field championship.
It boggles. ... ocus1.html (in case you thought I made this up)