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Well done, Bolt and New Era

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 11:02 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am one always proud of individuals and companies that assist in times of crisis. In that light, I want to congratulate Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt and New Era Homes' Elias Leo Taddeo for each donating a million dollars to the redevelopment of the Walker's Place of Safety, which was recently destroyed by fire, claiming the lives of two youngsters and displacing many more.

There is a lot of need in Jamaica and this crisis has brought to the forefront the challenging state of affairs at our children's homes. Mr Taddeo's humorous donation of one dollar more than $1 million, thereby exceeding Usain Bolt's donation by a sliver, is an effective way to encourage other companies and persons to give significantly to the cause. A little friendly competition can do wonders.

Now let's see more folks step up to the plate as we aim to secure our country's future.

MARGARET SCOTT

Havendale, Kingston 19