Mon | Oct 22, 2018

Show more respect to Ja

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I read an article published in The Gleaner on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, titled 'Shame on the police'. I think the 'Disgraced Citizen' who wrote the letter needs to assist in the provision of solutions, rather than just criticising the security forces.

Yes, the police force has had very dark days. However, not all members of the security forces are afraid to assist the taxpayers of Jamaica. Taxpayers also have their part to play as well. Crime is everybody's business, which means that everyone has a role to play. Disgraced Reader, I dare you to provide the solutions to the problems that we face on this beautiful island, since you can so vividly highlight all the negatives. I believe that stakeholders are bending over backwards to reduce crime. There is no overnight fix; it takes time. How can you say that the police refuse to assist in securing the island and say that a country such as Iraq is safer to visit and live in than Jamaica is? Have you ever seen or heard of suicide bombers detonating themselves here?

You must certainly not be a Jamaican. Sometimes people speak before they think. It is always easier to criticise and tear down than to uplift and develop.

My island Jamaica is not perfect, but it is certainly not the worst.

RICARDO COLE

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