THE EDITOR, Sir:
Mr Aubyn Hill has revealed that the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), the bastion of the country's finances and defender of the value of the Jamaican dollar, is importing uniforms for its staff.
If the BOJ does not understand the meaning of import substitution, who else will? The persons responsible should be disciplined forthwith. The governor cannot excuse himself. The buck stops on his desk.
How can anyone watching the daily devaluation of the Jamaican dollar see the rising unemployment, see the cost of a loaf of sliced hardough bread at J$258.75, and continue to import goods that can be manufactured in Jamaica? This beats all sense of logic
The Government must draw a line on imports by its agencies. Lower prices cannot be an excuse for bypassing Jamaican manufactured goods. The high cost of energy will always put Jamaica at a disadvantage.