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NOTE-WORTHY: UN and gun control
published: Monday | June 25, 2007

UN and gun control

I read recently where the United Nations will be implementing gun control in Jamaica. However, the only effective gun control will be made whenever the U.N., etc., wakes up and remembers that Jamaica does not manufacture guns.

We have been made to pay dearly whenever the ganja is found on an Air Jamaica plane. The same should apply whenever a gun is found in Jamaica with the country of origin stamped on it. That country should be made to pay dearly for every gun found.

Jamaica should be paid US$50,000 for each weapon andthat money would help the lawmen to acquire more up-to-date technology. It is time we start thinking instead of allowing ourselves to be being bamboozled by people who cannot think.

J WilsonAshevilleNC, U.S.A.


Omitted from voters' list

I, too, am very upset that both my sister and brother who have lived at the same house all their lives and who were reverified are not on the voters' list. On what basis can a free and fair election be held if people are waking up to find out that their names have been struck off the list? Where has this oversight occurred and who is going to be sanctioned for this? I believe there will be a number of persons who will be quite surprised to find they do not have a vote.

Jakki Strong-Rhoden

Flower Hill, Montego Bay

St. James


Why are media fawning over Adams?

I awoke this morning (June 21) watching the news on one of our TV channels and saw where they were featuring Reneto Adams giving crime statistics comparing his time and the present. Why are the media playing up to Adams like this? He is trying to make himself look like God's gift to crime fighting. He should realise that Jamaica does not need his kind of controversial crime fighting anymore. We have moved on.

I think Mr. Adams' frequent outbursts, which are being given extensive coverage in prime time, are self-serving and an attempt to create further division in the police force.

I am, etc.,

BASIL LINDSAY

basillindsay2003@yahoo.com

Brooklyn, New York


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