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Too blessed to be stressed?

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2010 | 3:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

During the last general election campaign, our current prime minister, Bruce Golding, told us in one of his speeches that Jamaicans were too blessed to be stressed. Well surprise, surprise, Mr Prime Minister, we are all deeply stressed.

Politicians should be very careful of their utterances, as their own words will come back to haunt them. Unfortunately, the prime minister secured power at a time when the finances of the entire world were under pressure.

The signs of the financial meltdown were there for him to have seen, but he chose to ignore the signs, and now he is paying the price. A great mystery to me is the fact that ourgovernment can find funds to pay for the services of persons now engaged in the FINSAC enquiry but is unable to pay investors the interest rate agreed on when we purchased the investments. This seems rather weird to me.

I am, etc.,

BARBARA COVER

Kingston 6