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Dunn’s River Falls to be sold to Chinese?

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 2:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) is asking the prime minister of Jamaica to state categorically whether or not Dunn's River Falls is being considered for sale or has already been sold to anyone, and, specifically, to the Chinese.

This request is in view of the pattern that the present People's National Party government has used when selling off the people's prized possessions without consultation with the people and usually in the face of anticipated majority objections.

The rumours of this sale started on social media some time ago without any comments from the Government, or the Urban Development Corporation, which is within the prime minister's portfolio.

The Government seems to lack transparency in most matters to do with the Chinese. We usually know even before it happens what the Chinese are doing for Jamaica but very little on what Jamaica is doing for the Chinese.

The NDM calls for an end to all covert agreements, some of which have not been the best decisions for the future of Jamaica. Before anything can be done, we have given another part of the people's legacy away for pittance. We only have to look at past agreements to know that the Chinese are benefiting vastly more than Jamaicans in these agreements.

All Jamaica does not want Dunn's River Falls to be placed into foreigners' control. The NDM will protect the patronage and heritage of people of Jamaica.

APOLLONE REID

Vice-President, NDM

ndmjamaica@yahoo.com