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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Dear Editor,

What a glory that would be if the Government of Jamaica, would remove all the radios and video sets from all public passenger passenger vehicles — such as Coaster buses, minibuses and taxis — that are playing lewd music. The only thing that would happen in doing so is that the good will continue to suffer with the bad and for the bad.

What a glory that would be if the powers that be would send out an investigation crew to check on a one-to-one basis, in all the buildings, all the business places, including public places and spaces, where dirty songs and dirty lyrics are being played, and put a stop to it. And some of these guys are playing the music too loudly as if they want to damage our eardrums.

How good and how pleasant it would be if the Government of Jamaica, and the Opposition, would make a public announcement, or give a direct address to the nation, for the first time, pertaining to the airing or the playing of lewd music in Jamaica.

I believe the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition have children (and grandchildren). And I believe they have heard the many complains and have also seen the many articles in the papers about the lewd music that is contaminating Jamaica, including destroying young minds and schoolchildren too.

But, sadly, our leaders do not seem to care one bit.

Lewd music can lead to death and can create more violence in Jamaica. Too many of our young people are feeding their minds on music that will only bring them down; music that does not educate or is helpful to them.

However, we lift our hats in respect to all the drivers and conductors who are playing clean songs, and who have manners and respect to the passengers. That is so good.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips, Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte, all parliamentarians, these lewd music and songs are destroying Jamaica. What are you doing about it?

Donald J McKoy


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