The Rastafarian’s uprising in Montego Bay, Jamaica on ‘Black Thursday’ April 11th 1963 is an indelible monument in the Rastafarian movement which is indigenous to Jamaica. Selbourne Reid, the author of this book, was a police officer and a member of the rifle group in the leading police party, escaped unhurt but some of his co-workers were seriously injured. He saw a man chopped to death within three to five (3Ft-5Ft) feet away as well as one of his co-worker seriously injured. He ran from the scene and while he was running he saw another of his co-worker being hacked to death. Selbourne could not help, as he had no ammunition for his rifle.
This book is designed to satiate the reader who has a flare for humor. For example, The account of ‘A memorable lie’, or ‘The Obeah-man’ who stripped a young lady in a public place—in a bar—and anoint her nude body with some type of oil which he said would cause her to have an abortion.’ This man did other ludicrous acts and was subsequently arrested. There is also a question as to whether Inspector Fisher was saying ‘Where is Jimmy?’ even when he was being chopped by the Rastaman.
Christian and ethical principles are highlighted in this book, as well as some lessons and techniques, which can be learned by some supervisors, public administrators and police or military leaders. Selbourne was employed in Law enforcement and Social work in Jamaica and the United States of America for over thirty-five years. He writes about certain incidents in his work experience. Selbourne Reid graduated with a BSc. Degree in Public Administration from of The University of The West Indies, Mona campus, Jamaica.