Goat Islands Jamaica's Trojan horse?

Goat Islands Jamaica's Trojan horse?

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Dear Editor,

I am now seriously concerned that no one at the political level is representing the best interests of the Jamaican people in this planned Goat Islands development by the Chinese.

For one, I thought the Opposition would have been visible and vocal on this supposedly game-changing project, especially in light of the Government's dodgy approach about everything.

In fairness, I have heard JLP MP Gregory Mair asking the right questions which deserve answers, especially the need for more information to be revealed by the Government and the Chinese on what exactly it is they are planning to do.

Despite that, however, I am picking up a sort of willingness on the part of other Opposition members to support the Government at every level on Goat Islands, even though most Jamaicans are in the dark about what's happening. This is unacceptable.

Who then is looking out for the best interests of the Jamaican people in the House of Representatives? Are we maybe a little bit too eager to take a prize that hardly anyone knows what is inside?

The fact that what is being positioned as a project that will transform Jamaica as we know it is without solid information about the details is most frightening.

Many countries the world over are suffering from projects that have brought little benefit to people's standard of living and in many cases have brought more problems than any real good.

Beware of the proverbial Trojan horse, Jamaica.

Denisha Brown-Thames

Kingston 8


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