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Do I, or my taxes, matter?

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM


My house was broken in three times within two years, approximately four years ago. I reported the breach each time to the police and nothing was done. On every occasion I have had to make repairs to the house. The police only took statements from me, writing it in a big book, and only doing so after I wrote to the commissioner of police then.

I am a taxpayer, overly taxed I might add. Now I see where the police, Jamaica Defence Force, with helicopter support, moved swiftly to the United States Embassy when that bag-tossing incident occurred.

My tax dollars don't work for me. Those of us in 'back bush' are neglected.The other thing that is mind-boggling is that the politicians can always find funds for emergency road fixing when dignitaries are coming but the roads in my community, Keith, St Ann, are in deplorable condition and haven't been fixed in decades.

I am 56 years old, and I cannot recall having ever seen road repairs in my community and other things too, and I am sure there are many communities like mine. They say that my taxes maintain roads, garbage collection, etc., which are luxuries we do not benefit from in this community.



Keith District, St Ann