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Incentives for the local Jamaican developers

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

With every passing moment of the day, people cry out for their rights. They cry for justice and help, and yet from those cries comes no help unless it reaches a chronic state.

Reading the papers and watching the news, the entertainment industry is appealing to the Government and councils for freedom of time and space.

What is urgently needed is the zoning of areas and licensing of premises that can accommodate dancers/ravers.

Areas with mixed communities must state the type of sessions, size, and the number of music boxes to be used.

Instead of using Hope Gardens for these big events, open spaces at Bournemouth and Portmore, bordering Caymanas, should be developed.

In countries with long-term plans, zone areas for golden age homes and schemes are built. Jamaica should give incentives to developers such as providing them with government-owned lands with long-term repayment plans.

As a country, we must plan with Jamaicans, not just the Chinese.

Councillor Lee Clarke

Former mayor of Kingston