THE EDITOR, Sir:
Jayson Downer, in your Letter of the Day of Thursday, September 26, 2013, confuses me greatly. He did not seem to make the time to report to the relevant authorities.
If he did, he chose not to mention it. ("On Monday, September 23 ... on a No. 82 minibus plying the Waterhouse to Cross Roads route ... there was reckless and dangerous driving, both the conductor and the driver were smoking spliffs, a slew of dancehall songs with expletives blurted from the speakers.") Major violations from all directions!
It is regrettable that Mr Downer, the pastor - because of one song that has caught his attention - took the time to sing the praises of an artiste whose life is not a good example for Jamaican youths and who seems to be able to get special privileges even though he is in jail.
Does Mr Downer really want to support those who consider Vybz Kartel a "demi-god" who has been unjustly jailed and are praying for his release?
If the pastor had given the matter serious thought, he would have realised that the potential dangers of the reckless and dangerous driving, the bus crew smoking spliffs, and the constant barrage of "expletive-deleted" songs far outweigh any possible benefits to be gained from one song that should not have been played on the public transportation anyway.
Pastor, while listening to that special song - regretfully, you turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the real problems around you.