Wed | Oct 18, 2017

UK storm assessment unfair

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

It seems that the United Kingdom has indeed got its priorities wrong. It has come up with a means test in which seriously devastated Caribbean islands such as Barbuda, and now, Dominica, will not be qualified for relief funding from it because these islands were already considered wealthy before the storms. How did the British come up with this theory? This assumption baffles me beyond belief.

With Jamaica recently boasting record net international reserves (NIR), together with the recent track on projected growth, and comments and observations made by the assigned International Monetary Fund chief to Jamaica, I wonder, what assistance would the United Kingdom afford us should we be hit by a catastrophic hurricane?

WESLEY THOMAS

wesleythomas@ymail.com