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Jamaicans for Justice rather late in the day

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

I have always respected Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) as a human rights body. However, I think its spate of harsh criticisms levelled at Alison Anderson-McLean and the Government, all played out in the media, are exaggerated and not completely genuine.

JFJ seems to be very concerned about what took place at Armadale in the aftermath of the untimely death of the girls, as it ought to be. However, where was JFJ when these girls were alive and living at Armadale?

Did JFJ ever advocate for a change in the location of Armadale and in the living conditions under which these girls existed? Why is it just now that JFJ is speaking up about this specific issue?

In my book, the Child Development Agency is not the only agency that deserves blame. If JFJ failed to advocate on behalf of the girls who were housed at Armadale, then they, too, deserve some of the blame!

I am, etc.,

PATRICK GALLIMORE

pagalley@hotmail.com

Kingston