The same aesthetics that makes many of the institutions work awkwardly: the relaxed attitude to visual order, straight lines and trim edges, also feed the general traits of character which, for all its turmoil and explosive anger, is laid back, informal and, that infernal paradoxical word: relaxed. It is precisely the icons that make Jamaica so attractive that are seen as the causes of its greatest problems. But this is a self-image. And one must be careful with such things. The words making up that image belie a subterranean meaning.