THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am writing with regard to a haunted house which I feel compelled to talk about.
Gordon House is primarily occupied by people whose qualifications leave much to be desired regarding their respective portfolios. Because of the woeful inadequacies in our leaders, they cannot be held accountable because, technically, they aren't. Take the critical ministries, for example, education, finance, and national security.
The minister of education is still waiting on divine intervention to solve the issue of placing students in schools within reasonable proximity to where they live so they aren't killed in the manner that the Holmwood students have died within the last five years. Students currently travel many miles to schools, arriving tired and dysfunctional. (But if they aren't successful, it's the teachers who have failed.)
Finding a solution
The solution to this problem may not necessarily be simple, but still isn't very complex. The practice of buying your car and driver's licence from the same shop has to stop.
Further to this, a proper bus service has to be developed to carry schoolchildren. Thirdly, arbitrary persons SHOULD NOT be transporting children around; we need qualified people to do this.
We continue to be haunted by the ghosts of our past and now by the shadows of our leaders. Jamaica, we have to get it right. We need to demand more and accept nothing less.
May the souls of those students who died in the Holmwood crash rest in peace, and may their memories haunt those who sat idly for years and did nothing.
Cross Keys, Manchester