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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Things have changed for the worse in Jamaica

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Dear Editor,

In days gone by, in some parishes, we used to see signs along the street-sides with two hands of banana along with these words written beside them: "In England they pay a lot for this but nothing for this."

And we knew what those words meant. In Jamaica, banana was so plentiful it was like a free commodity.

In days gone by the parishes of St Mary and Portland, and many other parishes, had bananas galore. We remember "The Song of the Banana man." There were always crops and fruits in abundance in many rural areas of Jamaica. So much so that some "Kingstonians" used to say: "country people caan hungry, no sah, dem caan hungry."

But time has changed significantly. The lovely crops of ground provision, fruits and bananas in abundance that we used to have in our countryside, have given way to woodland and bushes.

Time has changed significantly for the worse, where we see so-called men become raving wolves and hungry bears, and murdering our women in the most brutal ways.

Time has changed for the worse, where we see people dying like flies, all over the world, before their time. It has changed for the worse, as we see crime and violence take over Jamaica -- and the level of fear is sky-high. Donald J Mckoy.

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