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Visionless Ja

Published:Saturday | May 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM


"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Jamaica is a perfect example of this. We get carried away in the interest of development and then we seek to restore what we have destroyed.

Take Negril. We had seven miles of pristine beach, ideal for development, and yet development has destroyed the beaches and we are seeking funds to restore it.

All this could have been avoided if some attention had been paid to how the area should have been developed.

We are not satisfied with that destruction. Our sights are now turned to Long Mountain, the Cockpit Country, and the Goat Islands.

We tend to forget that Jamaica is an island. We have no wide open spaces to move to. What we have must be preserved, not destroyed.

When will the Government wake up to the fact that it has the responsibility to the generations to come?