THE EDITOR, Sir:
The death of Dr Heather Little-White has made me pause to think again of the cruel violence which stalks this land.
However, we tend to forget people like Dr Little-White, Rawle Tyson, and Johnny Green, who have been paralysed or maimed for life as a result of some violent act.
For the rest of us to be satisfied to live in a country where daily acts of violence take place shows that we, too, have become perverted in our thinking, becoming more and more accepting of this culture of violence. At the very least, we have become immune.
We must face ourselves as a nation; we need to grieve and mourn so that we can find the resolve to do better.
Jamaica is too small a country for violent crime to be unsolvable. There are still enough persons who have not bowed the knee to corruption or violence to make a difference.
The problem is finding the will and resolve, nationally and individually, to change. It seems to me that a national day of mourning is the place to start.