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Venesha Phillips crass, tribal

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I had to hang my head in shame when I read online that Venesha Phillips, councillor for the Papine division and caretaker for the constituency of Eastern St Andrew, was complaining that she saw "too many laborites" at the Shaggy & Friends fundraising concert last weekend.

How disgraceful, how tribal and distasteful could Ms Phillips get! I would have thought that the intent of the concert was to raise funds for the Bustamante Hospital. Nowhere did I read that it was a political event.

Ms Phillips must have had quite a lot of time on her hands that she went to the concert and was able to count the number of Labourites in attendance. What was she there for?It is people like Ms Phillips that should never be allowed further than the chambers of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation.

If what is attributed to her is indeed true, I would suggest to Ms Phillips that she rethink what she posted on social media, because one famous TV personality reminded us, "Beauty fades and dumb is forever."

RALSTON CHAMBERLAIN

Toronto, Canada