Why unity is important at this time as we celebrate Jamaica's 50th anniversary and what this will mean for Jamaicans going forward? Jamaica's leaders speak.
Edward Seaga: Former prime minister and chancellor, the University of Technology
"As one of the things that have been lacking throughout the 50 years of Jamaica's independence, there's a need for unity. Unity is like lubrication in a vehicle, it allows everything to run smoothly; with more unity we as Jamaicans can achieve much more than we have in the past."
Peter McConnell: Managing Director of Trade Winds Citrus Limited, producers of Tru-Juice
Being unified is critical to families, businesses and all organisations. As we reflect on 50 years of independence, politicians need to focus less on winning elections every five years and look more towards the next 45-50 years.
That means getting a more educated workforce because we have matured, but we are not where we should be. We have made our mark in music and sports and we are among the world's top tourist destinations. We are too close to the wire now for all this kass-kass, so politicians should unite and get the vibe going.