A bloody Christmas season
Despite the fact that, Christmas means the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, I must confess that many of us will not have a good Christmas, because this terrible and everlasting monster, called crime, continues steadfastly to raise its ugly head, presumptuously.
No way can we have a merry Christmas when another 1000-odd Jamaicans have been killed.
As the year draws to a close the crime problem is so devastating that there seems to be no hope of turning it around.
The country is plastered, flattened and bombarded with splashing waves of crimes and scores of deaths which are running directly into the Christmas season and does not seem set to abate for the new year.
The Christmas season has been significantly ruined by a stigma of blood and mayhem. And for many, the pains and agonies of deaths, fear and uncertainty have made their season look as dark as midnight rather than the traditional brignt. It's like they are drinking from a glass of bitter gall.
The tides of gloom and uncertainty seem to have the upper hand, rather than the tides for hope and solution.
We are still at square one with this massive crime plague; no remedy in sight. We certainly have a Goliath on our hands and we are finding it so darn difficult to defeat him. The State need its own giants to defeat this great enemy.
Donald J McKoy