Sun | Oct 22, 2017

Jamaicans should use their power too

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the United States presidential elections, Jamaica needs to mentally return ‘back a yaad’. Local government elections are coming up at the end of the month and none of Jamaica’s issues are being discussed. I’m only hearing pacification and ‘throw wud’. I do not hear anyone speaking about parish upkeep, road maintenance, taxes, land and housing, access to amenities and public spaces, social programmes etc. This is why the parishes are suffering. We don’t vote for the people who work and are visible. All the parties are focused on is the freeing up of parish funds. What do they want with it?

Think about it, President-elect Trump won because of his strategies and the fact that he spoke about issues that mattered to the people.

Jamaicans do a lot of crying out, but the cries always fall on deaf ears. I am yet to see the member of parliament or councillor of the area in which I reside.

Are we now really expected to vote for these people? It is time that Jamaicans start to understand their power and force the politicians to do the work they are elected to do. The world is changing, and not for the better. If we want to survive, we need to change how we operate or else we’ll be ‘trumped’.

COLETTE CAMPBELL

rastarjamaica@yahoo.com