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Letter: Much ado about nothing
Published on December 20, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

Working hard to exploit any anti-government sentiment they could put their hands on, CCN TV6, like their sister paper the Trinidad Express is attempting to build another mountain out of a molehill over the Jamaica-Trinidad issue.

Surely Jamaica understands that a sovereign nation is, at the very least, sovereign over its own borders and that the issue, while terribly unfortunate, is not of sufficient value to undermine CARICOM or even the relationship that the two nations enjoy.

No, this is another attempt to make worse out of bad for an agenda's sake, and if I were to advise every member of this government it would be to treat with your counterparts in Jamaica with a view towards arriving at understanding so that we can move forward again, and to ignore the petty attempts at creating trouble and strife where no real trouble and strife exists.

Again the Minister of National Security came down on the side of right when he sided with this country's immigration officials who have been maligned for doing their jobs, and perhaps the real issue here is the push back experienced when law enforcement is finally returned to a lawless land.

If any of the Jamaican nationals aggrieved believe that they have a case against the decision made to bar them entry to this country, there are diplomatic and other channels for that. Strong-arming and ransoming, boycotting and bad talking is not the precedent we want to set here, not when based solely on the facts the case decides itself.

This is a non issue.

Phillip Edward Alexander
Social and Political Activist
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