THE EDITOR, Sir:
I can't help but think that the prime minister's decision to step down is a stunning indication that the Jamaica Labour Party has failed in providing the type of governance that was necessary to take this country forward.
The Government speaks about growth in the economy; however, many persons are either still unemployed or finding it a challenge to take care of their families or themselves. What Jamaicans don't need is rhetoric, but action and strong leadership.
I must admit that Prince Andrew has good ambitions, and I must applaud him. However, youthfulness doesn't win elections. I personally have no problem with the younger people taking the reins of leadership, but what does this mean? While Mr Holness may have been mentored, I think his eagerness to lead is cause for concern because he can't possibly make bread out of stone. I doubt he will win the next election. Also, if his intellect has not suffered from any brain damage, he should realise that, for his own good, he should avoid the West Kingston seat.
I believe that the country is ripe for a third party. However, Jamaicans are too caught up with the idea of comradeship. No one has the guts to challenge the political process. It should no longer be about what I can get, but what I can do for my country through my political will.