Million Dollar Question

The latest Jamaican to gain my respect and turn into a role model for me is a simple honest lady. Her name is Dhaima Brookes and she found 1 million Jamaican dollars (us$12,500,  £8650, ¥1,132,000) in an ATM machine smack in the middle of the high spending “festive season” and turned it into the police.

Jamaican money – image by Chavaneth

I have read many headlines over the years of persons in Japan finding large sums of money and even precious gems and metals and turning it them in to the authorities but Miss Brook’s actions have touched me in a way I cannot explain but when I read her story in the newspapers and watch her on TV (she is now a local celebrity) it warms my heart to know that there are still honest Jamaicans roaming the streets and all hope is not lost for our troubled society.

What would you do if you found 1 million dollars in an ATM?

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11 thoughts on “Million Dollar Question

  1. I am assuming that my husband is worth more than a million dollars, because Ms. Brookes have been cheating with him for the last 4 years of our marriage, since she decide that her relationship of 10 years with him was not going down the drain and he left her and marry me. She couldn’t live with herself to keep the money, but she can live with herself in being a home wrecker, please! she is not all that honest, but can gain more out of publicity than the million.

  2. Ignoring the above comment and moving right along. I’d hand the million dollars in. But have they figured out who’s money it is? are any investigations going to be done?

  3. @ Maxine, with all due respect if what you say is true here is not the place to express those feelings

    @ Gordon, the news articles explains that the money belongs to a local armoured security firm responsible for refilling the cash in ATMs. The million dollar she found was a mistake and they came to the station to collect their money and rewarded her afterwards.

  4. To be honest, I wouldn’t turn it in unless someone said they missed it. I would love to turn it into the authorities, but knowing how corrupt they are, well, you know.

  5. All I have to say If I had found that 1 million is shit!”finder`s keepers loosers weepers.

  6. I’m the lady who found the money and i’m so happy that i have touched you. Thank you very much for the comments you have made and not like others who don’t have good things to say but god will continue to bless me.

  7. Maxine let me first of all say you are a bitter woman. My friend is honourable and did what she did because it was the right thing to do. That is something you are not familiar with since you had no qualms about taking her man. What you don’t seem to understand in all that is that you are just a stepping stone in that marriage (fiasco) since your 4 (arranged) years can’t compare to the 14 years of her relationship with her man. Get real and stop hating. You don’t know how to act in the presence of greatness. Big up Dhaima cuz yu a one in a million.

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