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PM silent on deadly beating

Published:Friday | August 15, 2014 | 12:00 AM


It is amazing that the president of the United States of America can offer his condolences to the family of the young man who was recently shot and killed by the police and the prime minister of Jamaica has yet to offer hers on the cold-blooded murder of Mario Deane. But then again, there is a huge difference between a real leader and one who has yet to figure out what leadership means.

What is even more appalling is the fact that we are so divided as a people; instead of pulling together as one, some prefer to use politics as a distraction.

It is amazing how, as Jamaicans, we can forget about partisan politics when Usain Bolt wins a race, or Tessanne Chin wins a contest, but to come together for a cause that affects every single Jamaican is like pulling teeth.

Those who have dared to take up the challenge in seeking justice for Mario Deane have come under severe attack from all quarters, and are accused of using his murder to gain political footing. How sad!