August 22, 2008
This was published in the August 22, 2008 edition of the Gleaner.
I echo what all the pot covers, loudspeakers, and letter writers have been shouting: congratulations to a stellar group of athletes who have brought much favour to Jamaica.
I also want to add my own suggestion to the long (and growing!) ‘to-do’ list of how we should best commemorate this historic moment.
Along with the plaques, monuments, buildings, honorary titles, parades, etc, I propose that the relevant ministries partner with private sector entities to develop a literacy campaign featuring our athletes as champion readers.
What simpler and better way to show that we are a great nation, than to demonstrate to our youth that we stand for intellectual as well as athletic excellence!
– Long Bench, firstname.lastname@example.org, St Ann