Posted on Sunday, 06.17.12
Let Jamaica do it
Re the June 9 article Sentenced to 23 years, kingpin’s brutal reign ends : Why are we keeping Christopher “Dudus” Coke in the U.S. prison system for 23 years instead of sending him back to Jamaica so it can spend its own money supporting him?
Carole Becker, Miami
The readers’ forum
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and freed all remaining slaves. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation — which had become official on Jan. 1, 1863.
Re the June 16 story Miami couple saddened after bee hive destroyed: It must have been a slow news day for the Miami Herald. This article took up two-thirds of a page in the newspaper’s local section.
An experienced bee keeper could have moved the beehive to a less troublesome location; perhaps on the couple’s property where they could continue to enjoy the bees and the bees could continue to do their good work.