For Heroes' Park sake

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For Heroes' Park sake

Monday, June 24, 2019

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Dear Editor,
It would seem as if we need to hold or accord deserving Jamaicans State funerals.

As I journeyed to work last Thursday I could not avoid glancing at National Heroes' Park and seeing workmen labouring in the broiling sun to complete work for the burial ceremony and interment of the late former Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga — soon to be national hero.

I asked myself the question, once again: Why have we allowed the National Heroes' Park to fall to the condition it is in now?

The People's National Party Administration, under former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, spent millions of dollars to transform and beautify the park; however, today it is in such a deplorable condition that millions more have to be spent to put in an acceptable condition in order to have the committal and interment ceremony for Seaga.

When will the park be finally transformed or, for that matter, when will the new parliament building be erected?

I eagerly await answers from the Government as the last contract to construct fencing, etc, was aborted.

Will the new parliament building be built in my lifetime?

Joseph M Cornwall Sr, JP

Managing director/CEO

House of Tranquillity Funeral Home

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