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Neither Holness nor Phillips has the solution

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Dear Editor,

The prime minister's statement that ending the states of emergency will cause 20 criminals to go free is really a slap in the face of the country's high-flight investigators because after so long are you telling me that they cannot nab these so-called serious offenders.

Yes, yes, yes, I want criminals off the road too, and preferably in jail, but we cannot bring folly to the table as a solution.

It is obvious to me that the prime minister is using these states of emergency as his main tool to stem crime until the next election, but there are many other more long-term solutions which involve the use of sensible technologies that are available. However, the proper implementation of these technologies will show complicit relationship between some of our politicians and these same criminal forces.

So, Prime Minister Andrew Holness will continue to dilly-dally and mislead the nation.

Indeed, when I look at the roadworks going on across the city I am seeing very poor project management practices all-round, and this is affecting the proper execution of these roadworks. Indeed, it is obvious that the Three Miles bypass was an afterthought, which I still get a good laugh out of.

We need better governance and, sadly, I am firmly of the belief that Holness and Peter Philips are not equipped with the necessary abilities to take Jamaica into a brighter future, and the facts are plain to see — except for those looking through political lenses.

Mark Trought


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