Holness, ask Trump to clear Garvey's name

Friday, March 22, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

Dear Editor,

I heard in the media of the meeting scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2019, in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, USA, of President Donald Trump and our Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

I hereby urge Holness to seize the opportunity to impress upon Trump the need for him to clear the name of Jamaica's first National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey of the criminal record he has in the US.

That conviction was as a result of Garvey's advocacy as the world's maximum black leader in the time of the fight for black equality. Upon his shoulders have stood subsequent great black achievers such as the late great American Martin Luther King Jr, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and now Usain Bolt.

By clearing Garvey's name Trump would demonstrate to the world the sincerity of his continuous assertion of being a fair-minded, non-discriminatory, dispenser of justice.

As a token of appreciation for his impending exoneration of Garvey, I will present to the president the gift of two pertinent songs — America Unite and Jamaica Unite by “Danny Reggae”.

Don Foote

Attorney and Danny Reggae

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon