ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn the Under-19 team from its tour of Bangladesh.
The WICB said the decision to withdraw the team is in the best interest of the safety and security of the players and officials.
“The WICB’s decision was taken following con ...more »
The people of this island nation must make up their minds if they are going to continue on a dependency pathway. The matter of whether to long-lease Goat Islands to the Chinese is a case in point.
Nothing in life is certain except death — I could add taxes, but some persons in Jamaica are of uncertain participation. Be that as it may, however, it seems to me that we can benefit from the Chinese investment in a logistics hub in Jamaica, and they in turn can make mega dollars from shipping traffic using Jamaica as a base.
The Chinese who have migrated to Jamaica have been useful, diligent business people and workers, especially in the small and medium enterprises sector, and have made their contribution to the betterment of the Jamaican economy, but their mindset has not been that much different from any other ethnic groups who have been successful here.
Their attitudes and values vis-à-vis the majority of population are pretty much the same we have come to expect from Europeans. They do have a work ethic to be envied, but in the present case we can hope for significant poverty relief from a mutually beneficial relationship.
I am not losing sleep over this sudden wave of environmental righteousness. We may have to lease the Goat islands to get this investment. Should we ban driving motor cars in Jamaica because many oil-producing suppliers are suffering significant environmental damage in oil production, and are contributing massively to global warming in the refinement of the product?
We await a decision from Government on the matter, but with the usual wiffling and waffling signature of this popularity-conscious administration, I am not holding my breath.
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