LETTER: Howard College library arson reduced me to tears
I OBSERVED with horror on the ENCA television news programme on September 7 that the law library at Howard College had been set alight.The next morning I visited the scene of the fire and the destruction it wrought. With other persons who used and occupied the building, I wept. I was informed that student protesters had set fire to the northeast façade of the law library housed in the historic and architecturally magnificent Howard College Building.Although the fire was contained, serious damage was done to this very special building, but from what I was able to ascertain there was no significant damage to the main collection of books.I, as an emeritus professor of public law, have used this library with its superb and extensive collection of books and other materials for more than 30 years. To me it is a secular temple. I used it to prepare lectures, to write the books I have authored and while I was assisting in drafting the Interim Constitution at the Multi-party Negotiation Proc...
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