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Give back for Jamaica 50

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

While the Government is making big plans (probably half a billion dollars' worth) to mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence, it would be a wonderful thing if every Jamaican who is in a position to do so gives back something to the country as his or her personal contribution to mark this special year.

For example, the barber can give a free haircut to someone in need, the physician see a needy patient free, the farmer donate some fruits to a hospital, the teacher do an extra hour tutoring children, or the businessman make a special donation to charity, and so on all across the society. In this way, not only will the people help one another in a practical way but also feel involved and a real part of the celebration.

Often it is little things that make a difference and small gestures that move people.

Let us celebrate this special year by doing something extra. I will.

L.A. ROY BANARSEE

P.O. Box 1061

Kingston