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What a waste serving country!

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 12:00 AM


This is a response to the article 'RADA service promises massive boost in farm production' (Gleaner, January 27, 2015.

I was an extension officer from 1975-1981. Agriculture has always been a backbencher in Jamaica. The college is now in the woods.

I left the service and the country because as an extension officer, I was a political pawn in Jamaica. I am very grateful for the education. I did not even get the loan to purchase a car to visit my farmers.

I graduated top of my class and decided to serve the poor. What a mistake! I hope agricultural college graduates/public servants are not being treated the way I was ostracised and politically hung out to dry in the name of politics.

I have overcome the bitterness over the years, and I consider myself successful in my current status. But, I still have nightmares when I get flashbacks of my time serving my country.


Washington, DC