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Honour Jamaica’s Ebola heroines

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

There was a time when Jamaicans were prominent in leadership across the world. When Ebola became a life-threatening crisis, our neighbours, Cuba, extended an opportunity for medical teams from Jamaica to join them in providing medical care to those stricken of the disease in Liberia. None took up the offer, as they saw their own lives and safety more important than saving others.

It was in the midst of this shame on the traditional generosity and caring spirit of Jamaicans that news broke out of Liberia that medical doctor Coril Warmington and nurse Marian Stewart, PhD, were standing their ground as medical missionaries. Mi heart bus out with pride!

These two women made us proud again with their bravery, while our men hid in the bushes. They are heroines, displaying the spirit of Nanny, and should be awarded with national honors.

May their story forever be told and more Jamaicans be inspired to emulate them.

DUDLEY C. MCLEAN II

dm15094@gmail.com

Mandeville, Manchester