From Ms Shelagh Simmons Sir, Caribbean Justice is a voluntary organisation which campaigns against the death penalty.
We greatly welcomed the Pope's call, in his Christmas message, for an end to capital punishment, and we hope that his intervention may help the struggle against this barbaric punishment.
Unfortunately, despite the world trend towards abolition, the reverse is true in the Caribbean. Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have withdrawn from international human rights treaties as a prelude to commencing large numbers of executions The Catholic Archbishops in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have strongly condemned the death penalty and we would like to appeal to your readers in the hope that they will join our campaign. It is not necessary to become actively involved, but simply by joining the organisation and paying a small annual membership fee — £5 for individuals and £10 for group membership — you will be giving us vital financial support to continue our work.
For further details, please send a stamped addressed envelope to : Caribbean Justice, PO box 216, Southsea, Hants.
Yours faithfully, SHELAGH SIMMONS, Southsea, Hants