THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am curious about our Constitution, and, more directly, the respect to be shown in the presentation of our national flag. In the past months, I have seen the flag hoisted at many locations in breach of the national requirements.
On one very popular construction site, for example, the flag was so damaged and ripped that only the supporting band at the edge was recognisable as being remnants of this national emblem.
While I aired my concerns there, the one that has finally pushed my button is that I drove past the Canadian Embassy on Friday, September 7, and realised that the lone flag flown on the grounds there is the Canadian flag. I distinctly remember being taught: "No other flag is to be flown to the left or above the Jamaican flag, and no flag should be flown in its absence."
That the Canadian Embassy is allowed to, or has taken the decision not to, hoist and respect the Jamaican flag is gross disrespect to our country and our citizens.
I would like to see this wrong corrected forthwith. Canada is a nice country and full of possibilities, but Jamaica is home and must be respected as such.
UTech, St Andrew