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Las May missing the boat

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM


It is said and often believed that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the same can be said of a good cartoon. I write to register my protest and dismay at Las May's editorial cartoon published on Friday, March 4, 2016. In the cartoon, Las May depicts Jamaica as a boat about to go over a precipice with Prime Minister Andrew Holness steering. The general public is in a state of panic and alarm with Opposition Leader Portia Simpson in an uncooperative mood.

In my mind, this certainly does not reflect the correct depiction of the moods and sensibilities of a wide cross section of Jamaicans at this time. By and large, the feeling is that Jamaica has veered or changed its course and moving in a different direction.

Even the Opposition seems willing and ready to cooperate and work together to fix Jamaica's economy.

I have gleaned from your past depictions that Andrew may not have been your favourite caricature. However, like it or not, he is now prime minister and most, if not all, Jamaicans have high expectations of him to lead us through treacherous waters.

So, Las May, wake up and get with the programme. All of our popular pollsters prior to the February 25 election failed miserably at forecasting the mood of the people for a change. Let it not be said that our leading cartoonists suffered the same fate.

Stephen Reid

Ocho Rios, St Ann