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On Her Excellency’s Public Service

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My name is Cheryl Lala and I really don’t care what anybody thinks about me.


I’m Her Excellency, President Paula-Mae Weekes’s communications advisor. I care very much what people think about her.

I pronounce my first name with a hard “Ch”, Cher-ril. When people say, Sher-ril, I correct them. Every time. I ask them if they sit on a shair. And most people don’t get it when I tell them my surname, Lala, has two ells, not three.

I’m extremely single. For. The. Rest. Of. My. Life. I tell people who ask why I’m not in a relationship, “The problem with all-yuh is all-yuh don’t like to see a happy woman!”

I have a big sister, a big brother, me and my little sister. I fall kind of in the middle. Far from resenting it, I thoroughly enjoyed my middle child status! My elder sister was supervised to death. I was very “own way” and objected to close supervision. Still do, truth be told. With the others taking the brunt of parental attention, I slid by mostly under the radar.
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On Her Excellency’s Public Service

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

My name is Cheryl Lala and I really don’t care what anybody thinks about me.


I’m Her Excellency, President Paula-Mae Weekes’s communications advisor. I care very much what people think about her.

I pronounce my first name with a hard “Ch”, Cher-ril. When people say, Sher-ril, I correct them. Every time. I ask them if they sit on a shair. And most people don’t get it when I tell them my surname, Lala, has two ells, not three.

I’m extremely single. For. The. Rest. Of. My. Life. I tell people who ask why I’m not in a relationship, “The problem with all-yuh is all-yuh don’t like to see a happy woman!”

I have a big sister, a big brother, me and my little sister. I fall kind of in the middle. Far from resenting it, I thoroughly enjoyed my middle child status! My elder sister was supervised to death. I was very “own way” and objected to close supervision. Still do, truth be told. With the others taking the brunt of parental attention, I slid by mostly under the radar.
Read more

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