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Disappointed in youth debate

Published:Monday | December 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM


I am very disappointed at the way the debate was conducted and the way the debaters conducted themselves.

One one hand, Raymond Pryce was very rude, and he started to attack people. On the other hand, Marlene Malahoo Forte was too emotional.

The other four debaters just sat and watched them misbehave, and no one told the two to behave themselves. I do believe that the team debate was a failure, as neither team delivered the answers to the questions that were asked.

These young people are the same as the old politicians - not answering the issues but just scoring points.

As a young person, I was greatly disappointed at what should have been a contest of ideas. I also wish not to see this same attitude in the House of Representatives if they are elected or re-elected.

Jamaica will be celebrating the 50th year of its independence in 2012, and I believe that it is time we stop blaming each other and address the issues affecting our country.


Montego Bay, St James