THE EDITOR, Sir:
I write to correct an error contained in the front-page story of February 28, 2013 titled 'Priceless buried treasure found', by Anastasia Cunningham.
In the story it is stated, "… the medallion had the engraved image of a man holding a Bible with 'HIS' and the arched wording 'Ignace de Loyola/Ad Majorem dei Gloriam'".
The actual letters are IHS, not HIS. This is what is known as the Christogram, which is a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ in its Greek form.
IHS is traditionally used as a Christian symbol. The transposition of the letters in the story actually leads to significant confusion and defeats the sense of the sentence. We need to take more care in research as well as rendering information to our readers.
Also, do note that the AMD (Ad Majorem dei Gloriam) is the motto of St George's College, a Jesuit school, right here in Jamaica. It will be interesting to see how the treasure unearthed leads us to a deeper understanding of the history of the Catholic Church in Jamaica.
ANNA KASAFI PERKINS
St Michael's Theological College