THE EDITOR, Sir:
It is quite extraordinary that in Jamaica, where there is such a dearth of political will, the said void-of-political-will politicians can move so swiftly and with such determination!
Case in point is the National Housing Trust debacle, where, faced with some credible opposing views to the accessing of the funds, the finance minister and Government have moved with uncharacteristic alacrity to do whatever is deemed necessary, including amendment of existing legislation, to achieve their goals.
Wouldn't it be marvellous if they could demonstrate this same speed and tenacity in attempting to address some of the country's burning fundamental issues, such as really promoting production and job creation, really attacking the crime monster, really fostering the education of our youth, and really demonstrating intolerance towards society's moral decline.
Isn't it time that a duly elected Jamaican Government cast off the repeatedly failed policy of retaining the dependence of the voting-age population by keeping them the equivalent of 'barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen', and
COLIN D. WHITTINGHAM