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Ronnie Thwaites and the miracle of hindsight

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM


I note Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites' many contributions to The Gleaner pointing out the many areas of governance that are in need of improvement. This is noteworthy because Mr Thwaites is a politician who sits in Parliament and who has had his time in the wheelhouse of government administration.

These contributions make sense to me, but I have to ask, if they were known by the MP, why wasn't more done to enable these worthwhile suggestions while his party formed the government?

I have often heard that for Jamaica's governance to improve, those who are critical of it should join the 'system' to improve it. Mr Thwaites has been part of the system for a long time, so why haven't his views of governance been more evident in Parliament? If his participation has resulted in no marked improvement, why should anyone else on the outside of the political system get involved?

I wish Mr Thwaites and his Parliament luck in improving the system of governance. It will take a lot of hard work.