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What have we become?

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 6:50 PM


People often wonder why there is little support from the diaspora for local politics. The decision of People's National Party delegates to oust young Damion Crawford from standing in the next election is one clear reason why.

Each time someone emerges who can turn things for the better, Jamaica shoots itself in the foot. The handout mentality was clearly on display from what I could see in the selection process, and my stomach turned when I read where one Comrade declared 'a nuh suh di ting guh' in reference to the young man's refusal to buy votes.

I weep for my country. In just one week, we have been insulted by the British, let down by our leaders, and one of our brightest political prospects was sold out by his own people for a plate of curry goat and a drink of white rum.

Our ancestors must be turning in their graves. I am so ashamed. What have we become, Jamaica? What have we become?