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Four years of PNP's bad governance

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 1:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

In less than a week the People's National Party (PNP) will be celebrating their fourth year in office. For many Jamaicans, like me, we are not impressed with the PNP's governance style. They have failed us in numerous ways. They have promised so much, and they fulfil not one of their promises.

The PNP's poor style of managing the country's affairs, and their self-serving attitude is enough for the citizens of Jamaica. It is quite evident that the PNP has done little or nothing to take the country from poverty to prosperity. While it is has done an excellent job of passing the IMF tests, it is more depressing to be failing the people's test.

Since the PNP took office almost four years ago, the cost of living has gone up way too high, passport fees increased, crime rates have gone up, more bad roads, the dollar is sliding rapidly, the health care system is in a deplorable condition, more taxes, education sector is in a bad state and poverty has increased. These I submit, are clear indications of bad governance.

While the Jamaica Labour Party wasn't perfect in their years in office, they achieved a lot and they did quite well. They controlled the dollar, they improved the health care and education systems, they curbed the crime rate, and they decreased poverty. Are the citizens of Jamaica better off now than four years ago? No. Are the citizens of Jamaica more secured now than four years ago? No.

Kimberly Rowe

Kimberlyrowe3@gmail.com