Jamaica need only look at what happened to the economy of Greece to have a glimpse of what is in store for our economy. An austerity programme was forced on the Greek government by the European Union, led by Germany and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the recent recession, which eventually brought Greece to its economic knees.
I'm delighted that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will lead a delegation to Washington, DC, to meet with Vice President Joe Biden with regard to the Clean Energy Summit of CARICOM.
I'm glad Gordon Robinson ('Enquiry botched from beginning', The Sunday Gleaner, January 25, 2015) agrees that the only two important terms of reference are the two added very late concerning command accountability.
For the first time in more than 30 years, there is no raw or partially treated sewage going into the sea or Kingston Harbour from the Harbour View Sewage Plant, thanks to Diana McCaulay, the Jamaica Environment Trust, their legal team and members of the Harbour View community who were persistent over decades of undelivered promises, bullying and negligence.
It would have been nice to breathe a sigh of relief if a decision was taken from the onset of Tivoli's public enquiry that whatever cost was incurred during this fiasco of a hearing and interrogation, the nation would have been told that even three-quarters of monies allocated would benefit the Tivoli residents.