Make Bob Mar­ley a na­tional hero

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: ONCE AGAIN, Na­tional He­roes Day has come and gone, leav­ing many peo­ple all over the world frus­trated, dis­il­lu­sioned and an­gry. Peo­ple are dis­ap­pointed that Ja­maica’s renowned en­ter­tainer and reg­gae icon, Bob Mar­ley, has once again been over­looked and ig­nored as fully de­serv­ing the na­tion’s high­est hon­our – Na­tional Hero.

I wish some­one would state pub­licly why Robert Nesta Mar­ley should not be ac­corded such well-de­served re­spect.

This en­ter­tainer, un­like some oth­ers who have re­ceived such high hon­our, was of the high­est mo­ral cal­i­bre. He was not a politi­cian, never ad­vo­cated racism, and did not have a crim­i­nal record. Mr Mar­ley was a very spir­i­tual man.

I plead with the pow­ers that be to give the late Bob Mar­ley his due.

Make him one of Ja­maica’s na­tional he­roes. GLEN GE­ORGE WIL­SON Spring­field, St El­iz­a­beth


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