THE EDITOR, Sir:
The Jamaican legislature is known for its laziness. For example, last year we expected the House to pass 32 bills, but unfortunately only 10 were enacted.
The purpose of Parliament is to legislate and create policies which will fuel development. For example, the countries of Scandinavia are known for their effective institutions and comprehensive regulatory framework.
Therefore, the people of Jamaica should not allow legislators to waste their time by focusing on silly matters like the decriminalisation of obeah and the foolish proposal to change the name of the Throne Speech to the People's Speech.
Both acts are a waste of time, especially the latter, which will not help the people. Jamaica needs a more robust legislature which will not pay attention to feel-good initiatives.