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Criminals 'still a win'; JLP only winning by-elections

Monday, May 14, 2018

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Dear Editor,

When I hear news of the prime minister talking about changes to the law to stem the crime wave facing the country I am left wondering what was the reason for the laws from which the zones of special operations (ZOSOs) emerged.

The latest statistics, if they are to be believed, show an increase in the overall murder rate of five-plus per cent in the country. In other words, while the sitting Jamaica Labour Party is winning by-elections the criminals are still winning. This is embarrassing, to say the least.

I am inclined to think that our prime minister should be brainstorming not only with his party hacks but with every Jamaican who is interested in killing the crime monster.

It does not make sense that we have a system in which individuals are showing brilliance in passing examinations and getting all kinds of accreditations, yet we cannot see these scholars having a positive impact on our country. Too many chatter boxes in Parliament. We want the see the prime minister's master's degree in development studies at work.

Prime Minister, a di criminal dem a win right now! You need to partner with people who are demonstrably able and agile at solving problems and not only babbling statistics and writing essays.

Mark Trought

marktrought@gmail.com

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