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Don't give him the time of day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

The furore about alleged statements by President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe regarding Jamaicans is one that I believe we should hastily bury without offering it the dignity of public debate. And amidst the widespread call for the prime minister to comment on issues affecting us as a country - this isn't one of them - trust me.

Madam Prime Minister, the only embarrassment that we would face in this situation is if we respond to the allegation. Based on the reports, I believe we have already said too much, and I am mad with us for that. If there are economic opportunities that we can exploit in Zimbabwe, let's do that. If not, then let's deal with the real problems we have.

Charles Evans

Northern Caribbean University

Mandeville, Manchester

charles.evans@ncu.edu.jm

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