Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller seems to have misunderstood our advice that she engage the country on the crisis facing the Jamaican economy and how this is to be resolved, including reaching a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The challenge of development confronts us in every sphere of value-creating enterprise and endeavour in Jamaica. We ask why it is so difficult to get things done and to find competent people to engage in the process of development and wealth creation.
Don't mind the IMF. Thanks to Volkswagen of America, Inc, we're being reminded yet again that Jamaica is a cultural superpower. According to Wikipedia, "A superpower is a state with a dominant position in the international system which has the ability to influence events and its own interests and project power on a worldwide scale to protect those interests."
I believe that my success is an ode to the benefits of access to education. If it had not been for my exposure to tertiary education, all the experiences and knowledge that I am now privy to would not have been possible.
Today, I honour Dr Dahlia Repole who dedicated her life to the development of education in Jamaica. She made an indelible stamp on St Andrew High School for Girls, her alma mater, and Excelsior Community College in her role as leader of those institutions. However, she was not only an educator, but a wife and mother.