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Jamaica needs lesson in logic

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Orville Higgins, thank you, thank you, thank you! We need classes in logic at the high-school level similar to the reasoning exhibited in your column of September 4, 2015 titled 'Donkey Man critics forming the ass'.

I am not being facetious. I am being stone-faced serious. I see it in every place there is bureaucracy. The decision makers, with their faulty logic at work, embroil the country in stupidity.

The other day, I came to Jamaica on a flight claiming my US$500 allowance. I filled out the yellow form, C27, and answered the interview question of the customs officer who reviewed my passport and signed the form. Then when the goods later came in, I was informed by the broker that I had to go to a JP to have them sign the form and my passport landing page in order for Customs to accept the form as valid.

Logic is lacking in all of our society, so we collectively suffer from the precedence being set across the land.

Orville's article pushes back in an area where it is clear we are failing in our application of logic.

Do not relent. Please. We need to be held to a higher level of reasoning.

LEO WILLIAMS

williamsaleo@gmail.com