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Where's the good in goodness?

Thursday, April 05, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

The world as it is today needs a few cultural changes in certain countries like our own Jamaica. There is a lack of regard for law and order and there is an unending drive to do corrupt acts in our midst. This leaves me to ask, where is the good in goodness?

How can we create a better world with people who are willing to exercise the type of prerequisites which will enhance our status to be regarded as good ambassadors? Though some police personnel are corrupt, I assume the majority are hard-working Jamaicans who work in accordance with the laws which govern the land.

Recently Jamaicans signalled a clear mandate and acceptance of the ideology of the PNP in the general and local government elections. In so doing we must now have an appetite to work in one resolve to solve the problems of our country and move on to make our country a prosperous one.

We must realise that we cannot be too cynical about life and we have to make a strong statement to secure the requisite dream of our people.

I spoke with Corporal T Guthrie from the Greater Portmore Police Station some days ago and it was a joy to hear what he had to say. We need more people of the character of Corporal Guthrie who could be a trump card for trust in officers to be restored.

Corporal Guthrie spoke freely on many issues which require stamping out the things creating a poor image for many in the force. She spoke of seeing some semblance of hope among our colleagues. Life can be good for us all if we lessen the corruption by playing our most crucial part in the rejuvenation of law and order within our society.

The hard-working Commissioner Owen Ellington envisions a death rate of 12 in every 100,000 per annum in the not too distant future. This would be a welcome dream to all Jamaicans.

I told my siblings not to come back to Jamaica in spite of the fact that I would love them to be back with me after 30 years, but death before dishonour. To honour my request could result in death. Many criminals prey on returning residents like ticks and kill them like dogs. I don't want that for my siblings. Let us work together for the future of this country.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore, St Catherine






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