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Land tax hike will not help citizens

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is in a poor state if its third vice-president does not know the difference in earnings level between Jamaica and the United States.

And when we pay over the increased property tax as he advocates in the front-page story of The Gleaner published May 15, 2012, what do we, the citizens, get for it? Will we have nice roads, brilliant lights, emergency services that respond in four minutes or four hours?

Some properties are accessible only by helicopter, since the donkeys died out. Or does the JCC vice-president think, as so many of his ilk do, that Jamaica is Kingston and Portmore. Such thinking has got us to where we are in 50 years.

I really can't go on with this. These men need to have their heads examined!

PHIL

Southfield, St Elizabeth