Nothing for the youth, Holness?

Nothing for the youth, Holness?

Friday, November 15, 2019

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Dear Editor,

I noticed that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has not said a word to the nation about the benefits, if any, Jamaicans will get from his 11-day trip to China. While we saw the pictures on social media, we have not got any word as to how we will benefit from the China visit.

Nothing for the youth, Holness?

Holness seems to be feeling invincible these days. He only shouts at us from Parliament these days. He should know that the electorate can change on him in the twinkling of an eye. Portia started to behave the same way and she was voted out by the people.

Many of these Jamaica Labour Party politicians, when they were looking the vote, would come to my yard and sit and eat with me and my family. Since they won, I have not seen even one of them come back to say thanks. The only time I see them is at functions where they 'big up' themselves and read pretty speeches which do not help young people.

Christmas is coming, and hundreds of young people in the countryside don't have any jobs and won't have a Christmas. I am talking about young people who have been trained at HEART Trust/National Training Agency and have up to nine subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate level. Before Holness became prime minister he promised to look out for the youth and the vulnerable. He has forgotten all his promises, it seems.

I am disappointed in Andrew Holness and how he has let down the young people of Jamaica. I am a disappointed community leader, very disappointed.

Fredrick James

St Ann

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