Letters to the Editor

Let's be more open to change

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


Dear Editor,

How do we move forward if we stick to our archaic ways of doing things?

There was an uproar on social media over the weekend when the minister responsible for water, Pearnel Charles Jr, stated that they are looking into desalination as a means of increasing our water capacity. Several individuals expressed their apprehension, some without even knowing in detail the methods of desalination.

Now, I don't see an issue with this if it will help to get water to more people. I endorse Pearnel Charles Jr's move to modernise and diversify our antiquated water system. Is this not a good move for the Government to undertake?

Most of us are resistant to change. Why? We have got so used to big plans leading to big failures. We are afraid to venture into the unknown because we all can point to something that was proposed and then shut down for one reason or another.

As a country, we need to move in accordance with the technological times. We can't lag behind if we want to progress. I see no harm in the minister looking into desalination as an innovative way to variegate our system while increasing our water capacity.

We need to be more open and welcoming to change. If the Government can find a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally-friendly way to pursue new desalination technologies that will improve our ailing water sector, then I am all for it.

Jade Wilson

jade77589@gmail.com


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT