What do you want to hear from the prime minister when she addresses the public session of the PNP's annual conference today?
I want the prime minister to outline what concrete plans she has to make Jamaica a better place for the nation's children in terms of instilling positive values and attitude and putting them on a path to becoming productive adults. Right now national development seems to be at a standstill and the future is definitely not looking good for our children.
I want to know why the prime minister has gone soft, we are not seeing the lioness in her anymore. I want to hear when she plans to start tackling the various issues facing the nation including crime, general hardship and the lack of hope that has taken over. I want to know when she plans to start leading from the front in terms of tackling issues such as crime in a workable way.
I want to know what plan she has to deal with job creation for the many young persons who are faced with increasing hardship every day. Also, we want to know what programme she has to deal with issues such as the high cost of living, poor road conditions and giving back hope to a nation frustrated by hard times, which is limiting our opportunities to be successful."
I want to hear the prime minister talk about the lack of jobs in the country, after going to school, qualifying myself and at the end of the day young people cannot get any jobs. This is something she must address.
I want to hear the prime minister talk about the financial situation in the country, especially as it relates to the IMF. We are in the dark where that is concerned so the conference is a good place to shed some light on that issue.
I want to hear the prime minister talk about the development of the country going forward. While it is still a fairly new Government, the country wants to know the direction that the country is taking.
As the minister of defence, I would like her to address the high crime rate presently facing Jamaica. Also the lottery scam which is creating a negative image of the country.
I would like her to address the high cost of education. I have a daughter sending to school and it is very costly. There is no such thing as free education.
I would expect to hear the prime minister to speak about her plans for tertiary education because as it is now, it is hard for young people to seek higher learning in Jamaica. I think they should invest in the education of the people, provide subsidies and even scholarships to tertiary institutions. The long-term effect would be a decline in crime and violence.
I want the prime minister to talk about the corrupt cops who are killing people, for instance the woman in St Thomas. She never have a gun and that could have been dealt with otherwise, that never need no gunshot. Talk about the police and how they deal with the youth in the street because how them dealing with the youth in the street is not right.
One of the issues I think she should address more than all the others is the shortcomings and the goals of the political year. I want her to look at the past political year and the coming one, in light of election promises and concerns, what they have achieved, what is to be achieved, and the time frame in which it is to be achieved.
I would like to hear the prime minister speak about the alarming crime rate, which is affecting us. Also I would like her to address the unemployment situation, as lots of persons are leaving university and college and they cannot get any work.
I would like to hear the prime minister address what alternative measures will be coming on stream to combat the rising cost of fuel; and what plans will be put in place to stabilise the economy.
I want her to talk about work; the young people dem need work cause mi want work. Nothing nah gwaan, a likkle guinep mi haffi sell and mi nuh have no weh fi live.
We need road and housing, if a even some board houses. She should talk about how to fix the roads which are in a bad condition.
She need to talk 'bout how fi generate some work and how to fix some roads especially where mi live in Burnt Ground Housing Scheme.