Positives in the JLP's stewardship
Sunday, December 11, 2011
In spite of the shortcomings of the current JLP Government there have been some positives. Interest rates are creeping down, crime (particularly the murder rate) is trending down, the agricultural sector has seen improvement, and tourism figures are up.
Admittedly, hard times are upon us as a result of the global recession, and the PNP would want us to think that it would be different if they were in power. If this were true, it means that they have vast resources that they would have released to cushion the economy during this recession.
They seem, therefore, to have deliberately withheld using these vast sums to shore up the economy since they were not governing. We then had no choice but to turn to the IMF for this cushion.
As it stands, the present administration has done what it could to secure low interest loans to see us through to this point. Their dream, however, of providing more jobs has been derailed pending recovery on the global scene.
In the meantime, we must realise that we have to grow our GDP to pay our way out of debt. The private sector has to play an integral role in this and our energy policy must address the need of more affordable electricity for this to be achieved.
The JLP's core policies recognise this, and if they are focused on this, much can be done to achieve economic stability and grow our GDP.
I feel that they should be given another term in office for the good of democracy.
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