THE EDITOR, Sir:
Let me just reiterate this little sentiment by Paul Hay, from the Caribbean Journal, in conjunction with your editorial titled 'Cuba has head start on logistics hub' (Gleaner, October 1, 2013):
"The Chinese initiative cannot be easily dispensed with. It is critical for the success of Jamaica's logistics aspirations. Jamaica is off to a late start; it cannot afford to drop the baton now. It must decide whether it wants to enter the arena of global trade or be forever satisfied with its meagre tourism, bauxite and remittance earnings."
This sums it up well!
Despite the late start, if we get the Goat Islands project going, we will eventually catch up and supersede everyone else, since we are in a more ideal location regarding the Panama Canal. Plus, the investment by the Chinese is the largest in the region so far.
However, if we lose this to another country in our vicinity, it would be the greatest and, possibly, the most critical loss of our generation.