Jamaica needs revolution in values
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I must commend Ian Boyne on his articles and TV programmes which highlight many issues in Jamaica, some of which are motivating.
His In Focus article 'What's wrong with us?' (Gleaner, July 17, 2016) hits the nail on the head, but it is nothing new. Many people are aware of the fact that a revolution in family values and attitudes is what is critical to a reformed society. However, I think this 'change' has to start at the top.
Our regard for values must be demonstrated by our leaders through their actions, policies and procedures. This, in turn, will lead to greater policing of the way things are done in businesses, schools and other institutions, including the justice system, which will ultimately lead to a reform in the society.
Unfortunately, crime, greed and loose sex are overriding the world, not just Jamaica, but some countries are managing the issues much better. It is my hope that reform in the hearts and minds of our leaders will take place so that they can do the right things for the people they serve.
Keep up the good work, and I'm looking forward to another great article next week.