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VOX POP Jamaicans react to death of Fidel Castro

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Israel Willacey
Devon Dunkley
Dorret Brown
George South
Teddy Williams
Voilet Ellis
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Former Cuban President Fidel Castro was considered a friend to Jamaica, over the years making several significant contributions to the development of his Caribbean neighbour. Several Jamaicans expressed their profound sadness on hearing the news of the 90-year-old's death on Friday night.

ISRAEL WILLACEY

Me like him. He was a very good man. I found no fault with him for he ruled Cuba well and put the people under manners.

DEVON DUNKLEY

What was important is that though I don't know the full history about it, he was a dictator, and what was outstanding about him is that he was strong and had great impact over Cuba. The people of Cuba are well-educated and they are able to survive on little and can be self-reliant.

DORRET BROWN

It's a sad death, and condolences go out to the family. He lived a good life and he did it for his country and his people.

GEORGE SOUTH

It is very tragic and a lot of Jamaicans are sorry about it because a lot of people have been talking about it.

TEDDY WILLIAMS

I like the fact that Castro educated his people and he made a level of equality, but I never liked the communist thing because people are supposed to be free, but he did Cuba well.

VOILET ELLIS

Well, I have always heard good stuff about Fidel Castro - how he is a good man and he doesn't believe that anyone should be above the other - so we just have to send condolence to his family.