Bournemouth Bath

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

This cyn­i­cism, which feeds on our ap­a­thy, is only fur­ther but­tressed when cases seem to drag on for­ever in the courts and when jus­tice ap­pears still­born and out of reach of the or­di­nary Ja­maican. Take, for in­stance, well-known cases such as the re­cently con­cluded Oak­lands mur­der trial: it took al­most a decade for the case to be de­cided, and, lest we for­get, some two years has passed and Mario Deane’s fam­ily is still look­ing for the light at the end of a very dark tun­nel.

Yet, the scari­est ghost of them all is the one which re­minds us that the scales of jus­tice are very much askew and out of bal­ance. In this at­mos­phere which is pierced by cries for ‘jus­tice’, peo­ple find them­selves not only frus­trated, but also pushed to be­lieve the dan­ger­ous view that the only ‘jus­tice’ that one will get will be the kind one ex­acts The Ed­i­tor, Sir, THE BOURNEMOUTH Bath in east­ern Kingston was do­nated to the city many years ago by a Mr Lind­say. It used to be a pop­u­lar recre­ational venue for many Kingston res­i­dents where they could en­joy swim­ming in its large pools. It was also a place where grad­u­a­tions were held and where some of the best dance bands of the 1940s to early ‘60s played to the en­ter­tain­ment of the young peo­ple of that era. Like many other gifts to the city, such as the Ward Theatre, and town clocks like the ones in Cross Roads and Half-Way Tree, it even­tu­ally be­came run down, fall­ing into the cat­e­gory of build­ings the late Mor­ris Cargill de­scribed as ‘West In­dian ram­shackle’.

In more re­cent times, the civic-minded Ro­tary Club and other in­ter­ests, at great cost,

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