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Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM


The Trelawny stadium complex seems to have come into its real use now. Remember all the griping by many when it was being built, especially by some politicians?

The previous administration had the foresight that not everything must be in Montego Bay or Kingston. The residents of Trelawny must be justly proud of this stadium.

- Kenneth Smith,,

Peckham, London

The other side of adoption

I am always interested in anything which is published relating to adoption and the process involved. I am an adoptive parent.

You mentioned the screening which is required. True, it is necessary.

My suggestion for an equally interesting story is for The Gleaner to find out from the adoption board how much information is given to the adoptive parent regarding the history of the child being adopted, as well as of the biological parent/s. I have lots of negative stories to live with.

- M. Bennett,,


Financial earthquake

I laud the overwhelming support and love expressed and extended to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country. This response is no surprise, because as Jamaicans, we are good at giving assistance to others.

While Jamaica, for the time being, escaped a similar strength earthquake, we are experiencing an earthquake of a different kind: that of the financial turmoil coupled with the scourge of crime and violence. There are many reasons for this, apart from the fall-out of the global economy; it is also partly due to the mismanagement of our economy and the mistakes made by our political leaders over a protracted period of time.

Moving forward

The fact is we cannot change what is past, but we can move forward with faith and confidence and make a difference. We can utilise some of the same strategies used to assist Haiti in garnering financial assistance to pull Jamaica out of this financial difficulty. We need an urgent recovery effort to prevent financial collapse and greater hardships on our people.

There are many famous Jamaicans including athletes and artistes, and Jamaicans abroad, who could contribute and also use their influence to garner funds to aid the ailing economy. The electronic and print media, telephone companies, to name a few, could be vehicles through which this could be done.

- Grace Satchell,