KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President of the Private Sector Association (PSOJ) Christopher Zacca is scheduled to speak at the Jamaica Developers Association’s Christmas Luncheon today at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.
Zacca is expected to address the island’s contentious development approval process.
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Americans, by 53 per cent to 25 per cent — more than ever — want their political leaders in Washington to compromise in order to get things done, rather than stick to their principles at the cost of getting nothing done, according to the latest Gallup poll.
When I read this I recalled that Mr Gordon 'Butch' Stewart wrote on September 16, 2013 that overtaxation and red tape were strangling Jamaica. In other words, it's hard to get things done here too.
I also heard Mr Martin Henry lamenting about the same thing, the lethargy of the bureaucracy, on the programme "It's a rap" on RJR on Sunday. Mr Henry made the point that merely going after Mr Richard Azan was doing nothing for Jamaica unless we improved the bureaucracy to be able to deliver projects to better the lives of the people.
It's ironic and very contradictory that, while some interest groups are calling for improvements in the lives of the people, they are also condemning persons who circumvent the bureaucracy to help these same people. The people in these interest groups clearly belong to what the late Mutty Perkins used to call the "intellectual ghetto".
The British at the time of Independence left us with a public sector and governance structure which they have long abandoned. It is full time that we restructure our bureaucracy to make it function and not criminalise people who are trying to help get things done.
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