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Published:Friday | March 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Send them back

I read with interest the story about criminals from Haiti coming to Jamaica. Exactly what Jamaica needs at this time!

Jamaica should send aid to the Haitians but let them stay in their own country and rebuild it. Charity begins at home and God knows Jamaica needs to focus on its own problems.

An influx of Haitians could be 'the straw that breaks the camel back'. Are we trying to be listed as the poorest and wickedest country in the world?

Vera

veraocon@aol.com

Springfield

MA

Build a new stadium

When will the Ministry of Sports, the Government of Jamaica and sports-loving people turn their attention to the construction of a new national stadium? The country needs a venue befitting the calibre of athletes and sportspersons we consistently churn out onto the international arena.

The supporters (at home and abroad) of these athletes need a facility of adequate size that is secure with 'world-friendly transmission equipment/areas'. I wonder how many guest countries would pay for the opportunity to see a 'live broadcast' of how their athletes of tomorrow are shaping up against ours at Champs? When Bolt adds the 400-metre record to his roster of world titles, let the world have somewhere 'safe' to come and help us celebrate.

Neville Moore

namoore50@yahoo.com

Philadelphia

PA.

Insulting

Why are Jamaican and Haitian athletes the only two Caribbean nations required to get visas for their athletes to attend the Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands?

I find this insulting and I would hope the athletic powers that be would have a little self-pride and boycott the games.

John dePass

john_100term@yahoo.ca

Hamilton

Ontario, Canada

Ganja economics

It is amazing to see the Americans trying to stop illegal drugs from infesting their country when it already has, because of a burgeoning demand by them. They even make a list of the most dangerous kingpins, target countries that produce anything from cocaine to party-time drugs, and, in the process, have targeted Jamaica.

I can't say I blame them on that one, or any other country thatis involved,by the way. Yet, with all of this hoopla, an article is published in the New York Times that Californians are worried that if ganja is legalised the price will fall, thus devastating the economies of some towns.

DR