A breath of fresh air

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: SO OF­TEN, at home or abroad, I have de­clared my pride in be­ing Ja­maican, in spite of some of the neg­a­tive as­pects dis­played by a few cit­i­zens.

On Wed­nes­day, while lis­ten­ing to Power106 FM,I was force­fully re­minded of why I am so proud and still get chills lis­ten­ing to our Na­tional An­them.

WHOLE­SOME DIS­CUS­SION

The dis­cus­sion between the min­is­ter of ed­u­ca­tion, Se­na­tor Ruel Reid, and the op­po­si­tion spokesman for ed­u­ca­tion, Ron­ald Th­waites, was so up­lift­ing, it made my head swell with pride. But, then I stopped to won­der why this very civilised in­ter­ac­tion isn’t ev­i­dent oth­er­wise across the po­lit­i­cal di­vide.

Such a breath of fresh air! It would be good if this ex­am­ple could be em­u­lated across this beau­ti­ful land of ours. Can we dare to hope? SO­NIA KING, JP

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