Private sector should rally around Jamaicans

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Private sector should rally around Jamaicans

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

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Dear Editor,

In times of great challenge and hardship we must continue, as a people, to uphold the values and attitudes that make us truly Jamaican. It is a time for true patriotism and for us to reach down and pull up those among us in the greatest need.

With the economic downturn currently being experienced it is time for the private sector to rally around Jamaicans, in quite the same way we support them in good times. Several companies have made amazing contributions to ensure Jamaicans are able to stay afloat during this time and I implore others who can do the same to reach out.

It really is the simple things that make the biggest impact, and if we bolster our communities and front line workers we will survive this pandemic together.

Recently, Lifespan Spring Water contributed masks and several cases of bottled spring water to both the Ministry of Health and the Portland Police Division from which the company hails. First Rock Capital Holdings also distributed several care packages to communities desperately in need of aid. J Wray & Nephew's JWN Foundation donated over 25,000 litres of denatured alcohol to the National Health Fund to make hand sanitisers, and the list goes on.

Let us all do what we can to ensure that we make this time more manageable for the most vulnerable in society.

I hope to see the contributions continue and increase with even more companies giving back.

Kaleb Khaleel

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