The Gleaner NA July Special Edition

6 The Management and Staff of East Orange Medical Practice salutes Jamaica on the Cebrion of its 60th anniversary of Independence By Neil Armstrong WHEN THE Jamaican flag was hoisted on Monday, August 6, 1962, it not only symbolised Jamaica becoming an Independent state, but also fostered pride among many Jamaicans. For some, they were just entering the world and, like Jamaica’s 60th anniversary, they are celebrating their 60th birthday this year; others are much younger but have high expectations for their birthplace. They all have different views on the nation reaching this milestone, but crime is a major concern. The questions put to them are: How far do you think that Jamaica has come since Independence? How much farther would you like to see the country go? Junior Campbell, Paul Junor and Eunicinth Smith celebrated their 60th birthday recently and at least one of them will fly to Jamaica to re-celebrate their birthday on August 6 – Independence Day – in St Andrew. JUNIOR CAMPBELL, PLANNING ANALYST “I think it’s come a long way in terms of economic development and the progression of people, generally, I think [it] has been real. People’s lives have improved over the last 60 years. As someone who benefited from education and so on, I think Jamaica’s education system is still, probably to me, Crime, corruption main concerns as J’cans reflect on island’s diamond jubilee of Independence Campbell PLEASE SEE CRIME, 7 THE MONTHLY GLEANER | JULY 31 - OCTOBER 21, 2022 | | FEATURE