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Criticise constructively, not destructively

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:25 AM


We are living in a Jamaica that is turned upside down with crime and violence. People are being chopped to death now, more than ever. People are being stabbed to death now, more than ever. People are being shot to death now, more than ever.

It’s the first time since Independence of 1962 that Jamaica has been rated third as one of the most murderous countries in the world.

It’s the first since former Prime Minister Michael Manley stood on one foot – applauding the Ali/Foreman fight in 1974 – in great jubilation for Ali’s victory over Foreman, that we are seeing so many people being unhappy and depressed – and are committing suicide.

And, it’s the first time since Jamaica was known as the land of paradise that the country is being overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty.

Let peace reign

Therefore, I am saying this: fire cannot out fire; violence creates more violence. Don’t criticise your fellow brother or sister destructively, if they don’t support your view. There are much more destructive, rather than constructive, criticisms on our national radio programmes. We need to show more love and respect.