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Thai boys vacation

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Dear Editor,

'Gov't offers Thai boys, coach all-expense-paid vacation in Jamaica'. What a gimmick!

Yes, it was a miracle that those boys and their coach survived and were rescued from their terrible ordeal in the Thai cave system. But if the Jamaican Government is to invite the boys and their coach, why only them? Why not also invite the rescuers? They are the heroes. We must not forget, too, that one of the rescuers gave his life to rescue the trapped group.

It's typical of Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett to seek publicity.

It's time for the boys to get back to school and to continue their education. They have already been through enough, caused millions of dollars to be spent on the mission, and that rescue effort has already consumed an inestimable amount of resources with enough emotional distress to all concerned.

Let the boys then write an essay and send a video to the schoolchildren of Jamaica recounting their experiences, so that our kids can see and understand what true courage and camaraderie really are.

George Garwood


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