Letters to the Editor

Crime does not equate to prosperity

Wednesday, January 11, 2017    

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Dear Editor,

It is high time for well-thinking Jamaicans to call for the resignation of Minister of National Security Robert “Bobby” Montague, and serious consideration ought to be given to asking Andrew Holness to remove himself as prime minister of Jamaica also.

Andrew Holness falsely claimed that under his Government, he had a plan that would ensure the safety of all Jamaicans. To date that plan has yet to show itself.

Not only did Holness mislead the people of Jamaica, he also placed as head of national security someone who did not necessarily want the job, and clearly does not know how to handle it as he has not had many successes since taking office.


It has been 11 months since Holness took office and he has yet to offer a strategic plan which would give Jamaicans assurance that he has their interest at heart.

Over the weekend four more Jamaicans were brutally murdered, and neither the prime minister nor his minister of national security has seen it fit to address the nation.

It is the height of ignorance and illiteracy for Jamaicans to be spouting prosperity when fellow Jamaicans are being murdered daily by men with guns who have no fear of the police.

It is also high time for Holness to get up and be bold enough to ask for help, call in the army, do something!

We cannot have a prime minister who continues to profile on social media and elsewhere and talking about prosperity when he cannot even address the serious issue of crime facing Jamaicans at this time.

And, please, do not tell me that ‘Andrew alone cannot fix it’, when he was pontificating that if Jamaicans wanted to wake up alive they should vote for him and his Government. Nobody had the testicular fortitude then to tell him not to politicise crime.

This entire Government is nothing but a big, fat joke.

Michelle Bradshaw

phillipsmichelle57@yahoo.com

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