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Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Wonderful Pygmalion

The School of Drama at the Edna Manley College has developed a reputation for excellence in drama productions, and its presentation of George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' lived up to that reputation.

The production, directed by Robert Clarke and featuring students of the college, was well appreciated by the audience last Sunday afternoon. All the students gave creditable performances and should be highly commended.

The grande dame of Jamaican theatre, Leonie Forbes, gave an excellent depiction of Mrs Higgins, as did Peter Haley, who played Professor Higgins.

It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and I look forward to many more presentations such as this from the school.

Doreen Morgan

Kingston

Get radical on gunmen

I have noticed that despite whichever political party is in power, or how many ministers of justice and how many police commissioners Jamaica has had since 1968, the murder rate continues to get worse.

It is simply hard to believe that there are no 'big shots', no pun intended, behind many of the gunmen.

The only way to eradicate this issue is to kill a whole generation of gunmen and immediately have social programmes to help develop the younger ones under the age of 18 into some sort of productive generation. The murder rate is simply too high for the regular police, army and judicial system to handle.

This may sound harsh, but how harsh is it bury one's family member who has been murdered? My own cousin was shot to death in his own home 22 years ago, and the gunmen walked free.

If someone else can suggest a real plan to eliminate the murdering gunmen, tell me.

Jody Cuthberth

ajustso@gmail.com