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Cripple crime, boost industry

Published:Monday | July 4, 2016 | 12:00 AM


Crime is hampering Jamaica's economic ambitions. If we can stem the high per-capita murders to more tolerable levels, our country will eventually change gear.

The incidence of sustained gunfire in and around tourist regions has retarded the development of our hospitality industry.

We need to produce more and halt the slide in the dollar against the greenback. Let's eat what we grow and export more by producing crops we have a comparative advantage in. We can even 'wise up' and exploit import substitution as an alternative method of advancing our cause.

Last but not least, we need to address educational opportunities, skills development of the youth and increased accessibility to computer technology.


Portmore, St Catherine