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Follow Mr Robinson's example, Mr Holness

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

First, let me start by congratulating you on earning your mandate. As a young Jamaican, it was indeed a beautiful occasion to witness.

Sir, for most of us, it was not about the politics. Rather, it was about the opportunity for a fresh start, hope for new directions, a last chance to save Jamaica. This fact is evident in the many reviews of your actions to date, for example, the article published in The Gleaner dated May 25, 2016 titled 'Holness impresses young men', in response to your contribution to the Budget Debate.

Sir, this is why the allegations made against you in TVJ's '18 Degrees North' are so troubling. We note your quick response to dispel the claims, but we have also noted that you are yet to act upon the promise to declare your assets - a move that would be pivotal in assuaging concern.

Thus, on the behalf of all Jamaicans, I implore you to follow the example recently set by South Eastern St Andrew MP Julian Robinson and declare your assets, as well as any record(s) that can appease the public regarding your tax compliance. This should be done not only because it is the right thing, but because we put our trust in you when we gave you the reins to move our country forward.

Jamaica cannot handle political upheaval at this time. Hence, it behoves you to do what is necessary to resolve this issue for good.

Do it for the inviolability of the country for which you declare undying love.

PATRICIA CLARKE

patriciaclarke230@yahoo.com

Claremont PO, St Ann