LETTER OF THE DAY - Stop the gimmicks!

Published: Thursday | December 26, 2013 Comments 0


Let me make a simple statement: Jamaica has not been open for business since Independence. The leaders must stop using that phrase as they obviously do not understand what it means.

Stop inveigling foreigners and expatriates to invest in Jamaica until those responsible have at least minimum understanding of basic business principles. Why would anyone invest in a country where failure, corruption, red tape and crime are the acceptable norms?

Do these leaders understand they work for the populace? Are they not a tiny bit embarrassed about their performance and how they are perceived in the global community?

There were negative comments about Tessanne Chin letting the world know that the roads are treacherous. What was wrong with her saying that?

Stop the denial people! How old is that Flat Bridge which has taken so many lives? Demand accountability from your politicians and your countrymen.

Those individuals who lost their jobs from the plant closure will now have to depend on their families abroad. Believe me, some of their families abroad are also poor. They cannot survive without heating and winter clothing.

Let me summarise the state of affairs as seen through the eyes of a potential investor: expat murders, other crimes, scamming, vulgar loud music 24/7, vehicular recklessness, running sewage water, garbage, begging and borrowing, getting upset because Jamaica was not classified as a poor country, mediocre education, living in palaces behind burglar bars, and total disregard for the social mores.

Will 2014 be a new beginning? Jamaicans you deserve better! Jamaica has unimaginable potential.

The country is beset by too much waste, and too many comatose political representatives.



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