Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Olympic Stars Call for and End to Violence
I hope someone listens to them. Yesterday the island honored Usain Bolt who collected gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m in Beijing, Veronica Campbell-Brown 200m gold medalist, 100m medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser, 400m hurdle winner Melanie Walker and all of the rest of the team on the 4x100m relay.
All the athletes accepted the kudos from the island but they also implored the people to "Stop the Violence." We have so many people who would like to return to Jamaica to retire, but it is hard when there is so much fear. Bolt noted that despite his accomplishments the violence seems to have dominated the news.