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Let's not derail success

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 2:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

I find it interesting that at this time in our history, we are seeing somewhat of a turnaround. Gross domestic product is forecast to grow. There is an upward projection of employment in several sectors.

We have the leading stock market globally; several hotel projects are set to come on stream; the justice system is steadily improving; and our health sector is getting much-needed attention.

But all of this is happening while the electorate is set to go to the polls to elect a new government.

Even though there is a bit of frustration on the ground, I implore my fellow Jamaicans to separate the facts from the fiction, the negative from the positive, and to consider where we are coming from, where we are now, and where we need to get to.

These are critical times, and it is up to us, the electorate, to ensure that the progress continues. Let us not hold up, stick up, or derail the targets we have achieved through sacrifice.

What Jamaica needs is continue to steadily grow the economy. What Jamaica needs is the continued collaborative effort from the police, army, the private sector, the Government, and the public to eradicate crime and violence.

What we need in Jamaica is not division. What we need is not violence, not lawlessness, but love, wisdom, and compassion towards one another.

RICARDO LUKE

lukezricardo@yahoo.com

Kissimmee, Florida