THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am a senior citizen who spent the first 12 years of life in Jamaica under British colonial rule.
I was only a schoolboy at the time we became an independent nation in 1962, but I was old enough to grasp that from that point onward we would be responsible for charting our own destiny instead of having it determined for us by colonial masters.
I have lived in Jamaica for more years than we have been an independent country. Today, I look around reflecting on my childhood days, wondering what is it we have done in all these 51 years of Independence.
I would be eternally grateful to anyone who could provide factual and accurate responses to the following questions that keep popping up in my mind:
What of any real significance has Jamaica achieved as an independent nation that it could not have achieved under British colonial rule?
Is independent Jamaica a more desirable place to live, work and raise a family than is Bermuda or the Cayman Islands that are still British colonies?