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We cannot afford anarchy

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

Jamaica is in need of some serious social reconstruction. For too long, successive governments have taken us along the path of desperation and uncertainty. Political tribalism and division among the people have played their roles and have had serious effect on our existence or way of life.

While some influential people in various positions are offering advice and suggestions as to how we can emerge from this sinking ship, there is still a lot of bickering about the Bruce Golding-led administration - especially Audley Shaw's handling of our finances. Some people are of the impression that he is incapable of handling his portfolio. However, I am not in a position to make any judgement on his performance.

Nonetheless, I strongly believe that we all need to join forces - Jamaica Labour Party and the People's National Party, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, the labour force, and the security forces, in order to iron out some of the issues that are affecting us.

There are many predictions for the year 2010, and only the strong or the determined ones will survive. Desperate situations call for drastic measures and we need to act fast, because failure is not an option and we cannot afford to drive ourselves into anarchy which appears to be on the horizon.

I am, etc.,

CHARLIE BROWN

charliebrown1004@hotmail.com