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We need a mental revolution, says Mayor

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 1:00 AM

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:

Mayor of St Ann's Bay Desmond Gilmore says that Jamaica needs a mental revolution where people adopt a more positive mindset.

To him, that is the change that Jamaica needs for 2016.

"I would like to see, more than anything else, a change of mentality, where people begin to see that all of us are in fact the Government," Gilmore stated.

"We need a revolution, but it has to be a mental one. We need to have regard for our fellowmen. The biggest problem we have in Jamaica is not economical. If we have a safer, gentler society, more people would invest in Jamaica," he asserted.

"We have some misplaced priorities in Jamaica. I believe that the changes we need are not necessarily physical, but mental."

Chairperson of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Ocho Rios/ Runaway Bay Chapter, and Chamber of Commerce executive Vana Taylor is also calling for a change of mentality among Jamaicans in the New Year.

"I would love to see us as a people become more loving and caring towards each other so we can restore Jamaica to the loving and wonderful country we are known for being," Taylor said.

"We should seek ways to help each other and stop the violent conduct. With love, I see where that is possible. We need to pray more. With God and with love all things are possible."

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