Sat | Dec 16, 2017

Holness has betrayed our trust

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

This is an open letter to Tracey Heaven.

Your letter in The Gleaner of Friday, November 24, 2017 brought tears to my eyes, not merely because I share the sentiments you expressed but because it struck me as so heartfelt sincere. If you are a fake, you fake good, but the facts of which you speak cannot be gainsaid.

Although I came home very tired, having heard the diatribe coming from a particular Holness surrogate earlier in the evening, I stayed up to write a piece which I hope will be published.

As you have said, Mr Holness promised so much and promised so often that he would be different, and so many of us believed and hoped, but alas, he has let down so many of us.

One of the worst parts about his approach is his seeming willingness to look us in the face and tell us what we wish he would say; the very right words, but then turns around and does the very opposite, and, having done so, comes back again and speaks the right words to us and pretends as though his violation of his sacred words a few days or weeks ago never happened. It is really sad, but (assuming you are a young person) I hope more young people like you will speak up.

CANUTE THOMPSON

canutethompson1@gmail.com