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Unfortunate love of filth

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2016 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I cannot understand why we as a people do not keep our environment cleaner. If you drive around Kingston which is such a highly regarded city the world over, you see so much litter and decay. Why do we do this to ourselves? Do we realise how many people in the world would quickly trade their own hometowns to come and live in Kingston? Why can't we learn to treasure what we have and care for it? Sometimes all that is required is a bit of paint, a little bit of elbow grease and a broom and the place would look so much better. Everyone prefers clean spaces, yet not everyone is willing to keep public spaces clean. That is terribly unfortunate and is a cultural and societal issue that we must address soon. I imagine that our views on public cleanliness have a lot to do with other major crimes. Perhaps our complacency and our acceptance of filth breeds crime.

Concerned Citizen