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Growth Forum: In one sentence

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Monica Ewart
Hartley Perrin
Roger Allen
Ron Daley
Pius Lacon
Ras Iyah V
Everton Tomlinson
Dwayne Vaz

If you had the power to do one thing to transform Savanna-la-Mar and put it on a path to prosperity, in just one sentence, what would you do?

Monica Ewart, businesswoman: I would encourage our people (those who have migrated to other places) to return and invest in the growth and development of Savanna-l-Mar.

Hartley Perrin, custos of Westmoreland: I would have persons recognise the need for entrepreneurial skills and be productive, legally.

Roger Allen, businessman: I would address the lawlessness, wanton bad behaviour and the eat-a-food mentality.

Ron Daley, Social Development Commission parish manager: I would create a sensitisation programme that would encourage citizens to participate in community development.

Pius Lacon, Parish Development Committee chairman: I would remove square pegs from round holes and focus on efficiency.

Ras Iyah V, chairman of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmer Association: I would restructure the education system so that it becomes more relevant.

Everton Tomlinson, president of the Westmoreland Football Association: I would first ensure that all those in authority understand that through sports and culture, we can educate our people and change the whole nation.

Dwayne Vaz, member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland: I would ensure that every person receives the education that they deserve and that all are employed in a constructive manner in the field of their choice, which would lead to lower crime levels and less social issues.