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
As a district coordinator for a tutoring company that received an ‘excellent’ rating from the Florida Department of Education (DOE) for the 10 years that we have been providing services in Florida, I must respond to the May 12 article Fight over money for tutoring went down to the wire.
Another innocent child has died because of the blatant incompetence of the Florida Department of Children & Families. The little arms of Rilya Wilson and Nubia Barahona have stretched out to embrace the latest victim of neglect, infant Bryan Osceola.
I am always proud of the Silver Knight nominees from Miami-Dade County. When the winners are printed in The Miami Herald, the categories, from art to world languages, can be easily read. But even with the best of bifocals, I need a high-power magnifier to read the students’ names. The Herald should print the names a little larger to honor these outstanding students more fully.