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Offended by Haughton’s dim wit

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:09 AM
Andre Haughton
Andre Haughton

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I have one message for Senator André Haughton and the men in Jamaica who may think like him.

As a leader, words matter! You, of all persons, Mr Haughton, should know that. It’s not what you say, but how you say it and how it is received by the audience and people it impacts. To not recognise that is grossly disrespectful. As leaders, we are held to a higher level of accountability. Thank God for the media and laws of Jamaica that help us in that public responsibility.

As an alumnus of The University of the West Indies, I am offended and ashamed of your comments. You are correct to have apologised. Now get on with the people’s work.

LENNOX PARKINS

Toronto, Canada