JAMAICA – THE ANIMAL FARM – Gleaner Letter

animal-farm1“the brother of the honourable prime minister (PM) was robbed and assaulted at his business place in downtown Kingston. Immediately, over 60 men were rounded up from various communities across Kingston.”

THE NOVEL Animal Farm addresses not only the corruption of the revolution by its leaders, but also the ways self-serving, wickedness, indifference, ignorance, greed, and myopia corrupt the revolution. In the novel, one of the original commandments was: All animals are created equal. But, upon gaining leadership, the leaders eventually replaced these with the maxim, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.

On or about March 31, 2013, Minister of National Security Peter Bunting and his companions were robbed of very valuable items. Within three days, the robber was found, items recovered, and accused burglar brought before the courts.

On Thursday, May 2, the brother of the honourable prime minister (PM) was robbed and assaulted at his business place in downtown Kingston. Immediately, over 60 men were rounded up from various communities across Kingston. And, on Monday, May 6, it was reported that a suspect was in custody and will be charged for the assault of the PM’s brother.

My sister was brutally murdered on February 17, 2012. The police, with all their efforts and resources, are yet to get a single breakthrough in this killing. But why am I complaining when there are countless family members who are yet to get closure for their loved ones. It’s not yet three years.

This island of 2.7 million people has recorded in excess of 1,000 murders annually over the last decade, yet, the prime minister’s brother’s attacker was found within three days. Bunting’s robber found and charged within three days. The killers of my sister and countless others are still not known years after, but I continue to pay my taxes. I am left with the belief that Jamaica is the modern-day Animal Farm!

I am truly sorry I am not a member of parliament, as my sister’s killer would’ve been found within three days and brought to justice.

C.E. SENIOR

frenne17@hotmail.com

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3 responses to “JAMAICA – THE ANIMAL FARM – Gleaner Letter

  1. Marjorie Vassell

    Justice + Equqlity = Peace

  2. Brian

    The reason why there are two kinds of justice is because the Jamaicans people as a whole only complain but do nothing to let the politicians know that they are serious. You can expect things to improve by just complaining or even calling radio talk show host. If Jamaicans generations ago a hundred years after slavery just sat and complain their lot in life would not have improved…..it takes action to get the change you want to see happen.

    • Brian

      Sorry I made a typ o. I meant to say, You can’t expect things to improve by just complaining or even calling radio talk show host.

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