Another manufacturer (Omni Industries) to scale back operations, some staff set to lose job

Despite the fact that most economies in the world are recovering under astute leadership the same cannot be said about the PNP led government.

Yet another company is set to shed jobs as the economic sitautiuon takes a stranglehold on this organization despite their efforts to stay afloat.

What is take place now is reminiscent of what took place in the 1990’s under a previous PNP administration., when manufacturers like Goodyear, Colgate and a bunch of other fled the country.

History seems set to repeat itself once again and like then its the poor and middle class who are most likely to suffer the most.

When will Jamaicans learn ??



Inept PNP is at it again, Health sector is being destroyed !

The PNP is a party know for its destructive ways when in leadership and they are it once again.

The PNP destroyed the Jamaican economy in the 1970”s only to have it repaired by the JLP between 1980 and 1989.

Once back in power in 1989 it was not too long before the PNP destroyed the financial sector and with it a large section of the Manufacturing and Agricultural sector and until today the suffering continues from the mistakes of the PNP.

The Jamaica dollar which stood at $5.50 in 1989 was destroyed by the PNP between 1989 and 2007 and when the returned to power in 2007 they continue from where they left off in 2007 and is has now set about to finish off the Jamaican dollar.

Not satisfied with all that destruction, they have now turned their attention on the health sector and the health of Jamaicans. First the government did virtually nothing when it was clear that the dreaded CHIK -V was coming, which resulted in approximately $7B in losses for the Jamaican economy due to workers ill health due to Chikv.

The government did not stop there but have moved to withhold critical funding from the healthcare sector, which has resulted in massive shortages in items needed for patient care at our public hospitals. We are told of patients being asked to take in their own needles , gauze etc as the many of the public hospitals are without these basic items.

Just last year one public hospital ran out of food to feed its patients, which just shows how far the health sector has declined under gross mismanagement by the Peoples National Party.

The Medical Doctors Association last year issued a SOS , where they called on the Jamaican population to speak up and demand change, but as it always has been when the PNP is in power, the people are willing to suffer immense pain without crying out.

The poor are therefore left to suffer and die due to the callous treatment of this  sector by Portia Simpson  Miller and her team, while willing to waste hundreds of millions of dollars paying high priced attorneys for an expensive soap opera.

The health sector will continue to be underfunded as long as it the poor who are suffering and dying and that will only change when these folks decide to direct their anger at the government and not on the poor doctors and nurses who are asked to make ” blood out of stone”.

The PNP has proven time and time again it is incapable of managing, buy despite all this proof, those who stand to suffer the most continues to put them into power hoping that by some divine intervention, they will get it right.

The country is paying a heavy price for its reckless attitude.

Wanted, a Prime Minister for Jamaica !

If Jamaica needs a real leader it is right this minute, we can no longer what is being¬†offered to us a leadership by the Right Honourable Portia Simpson Miller. Poor leadership has been Jamaica’s biggest problem for years, but this is the absolute worse that we have ever been subjected to.

It is inconceivable that after three leaders as Prime Minister , Portia Simpson Miller has addressed the nation only twice on matters of national importance. I will disregard the feel good New Years and Independence speeches as while good, really are only feel good moments.

The Prime Minister has displayed a level of hands of leadership never seen since 1967, when Jamaica became and independent nation. Now if the cabinet ministers were performing, then I could understand that approach, but given the fact that not a single one is performing , it begs the question about the capability of Portia Simpson Miller to continue in this position.

We do not need a ceremonial Prime Minister, we already have a Governor General serving in that capacity , what we need is a leader who is focused on moving the country forward even if that means putting the party at risk for an election loss.

I have often said, that for Jamaica to move forward it must be lead by someone who has no intention of being a career politicians !

Easy solution to our crime problem. Remove security detail from all politicians except the Prime Minister and Governor General

I am positing that the security detail ( body guards)  provided by the JCF be immediately removed from everyone expect the Prime Minister of Jamaica and the Governor General.

The fact is judges and politicians have never been known to come under attack by criminal elements in the country. We are not a people who go after politicians as we love them too much despite the hardship they have caused us.

The main reason for this suggestion is as follows:

When politicians are provided with security detail, they really never gets the chance to experience what the ordinary tax payers of this country have to face with as it relates to criminal and deviant behaviour and so cannot understand our concerns regarding crime and violence.

If they are now suddenly left exposed like the rest of us, I can guarantee that within the space of a few months strong and far reaching crime legislation will be passed, the number of cops in the country will move to its required limits, service vehicles and other crime fighting tools will magically appear and crime will be brought under control.

No politician would want to feel vulnerable, they may still however choose to hire private security detail, but that comes at a cost, which is at their expense and which I am sure they would rather not pay, if the state can provide the necessary levels of security in the country, which would allow them to feel safe.

Will this ever happen, the answer is yes, if Jamaicans want it to happen.

Are Jamaicans ready to change the way crime is attacked in Jamaica, well if you all do let’s move to have this in place by April 1, 2015.

PNP is not the party to solve Jamaica’s crime problem

Pernel Charles is not impressed by Peter Buntings crime statistics and approach to the crime problem in Jamaica and neither am I.

Our crime problem must be laid squarely at the feet of our wayward political system and a population that is largely corrupt, so I fail to see how the Minister of National Security is going to solve crime.

The PNP is not a party that is ever big or will ever be big on solving crime and here are some of the reasons why:-

  1. PNP has the most garrisons in Jamaica.
  2. Garrisons are more often than not are at the heart of violent crimes
  3. PNP strong holds are made up mainly of poor and marginalized members of the population.
  4. There is a strong correlation in Jamaica between crime and poverty
  5. PNP supports the “eat a food” mentality and in so doing turns a blind eye to criminal activities
  6. PNP have more trained  criminal lawyers in the party and in parliament than any other party.
  7. Criminal lawyers make more money from representing criminals that any other kind of lawyers in Jamaica.
  8. Legislation to solve crime (eg DNA) will be solve to be passed as this makes it harder for criminals lawyers to  win cases for their clients .

Folks, one may think I am picking on the PNP, but if one is to really pay very close attention to the issues and analyze the problem, it is not difficult to come to the realization that I have a strong point.

In an earlier article last year I said crime pays handsomely in Jamaica and gave some reasons why I believed that to be the case. Those reasons are as relevant today as they were back then.

The only way to get the party which is in power today to act, is for the population and by that I mean all of us must move to hold the government of the day accountable, there is no other way. We cannot sit by and hope and pray we do not become a statistics as according to Mr Bunting analysis of the graph, we can expect another 20 murders between today and the end of the month.

If that is not reason for the population to be alarmed and get real excited then I do not know what will.

The Minister said however, be calm be not alarmed we are merger more units, we are removing protection from everyone expect us (politicians), but don’t be perturbed we have this under control.

Wow, I am so impressed !

Are we better off today than before the PNP took office?

WHEN the Jamaica Labour Party took office in September 2007 the Jamaican economy was in free-fall decline with ponzi schemes, like Cash Plus and Olint, running amok, completely unregulated by the State, and giving vulnerable citizens a false sense of financial security.

The worst global recession the world had experienced in over 80 years then snuck up on the Jamaica Labour Party in September 2008 and placed the Jamaican economy in a more perilous state. Thankfully, the Administration of the day weathered that horrible storm, despite pro-PNP media and the PNP’s alleged ally, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, blaming the JLP for the economic hard times then prevailing. There were no riots in the streets, and real wages improved for the average civil servant, particularly the teachers and police force rank-and-file members.

The Jamaican dollar remained stable at an average rate of US$1 to $86.00 for some two years, crime was cut significantly in the JLP’s last year in office, and the middle class, while destroyed in the 1990s by the PNP’s abysmal high interest rate policies, had some hope of at least remaining the middle class with the lower classes having a glimmer of hope to become the middle class.

May Pen Hospital out of beds and basic stuff for patients

While the PNP administration continues to mismanage the affairs of the country and remains steadfast in its decision to spend over $300m on the West Kingston enquiry, Jamaican citizens cannot get healthcare at the May Pen Hospital. Reports are that this hospital is only taking emergency cases as they desperately short on bed and certain basic amenities for the operations of the hospital.

We have heard of patients waiting upwards of 38 hrs to access medical attention due to the shortages at the hospital and no one seems to give a damn about these poor souls.

Its a crying shame that a party that prides itself on looking about the interest of the poor would treat the poor which such scant regard and utter disdain. It is also instructive that the poor who has borne the brunt of the PNP onslaught continues to support the party which has brought them so much hardship. It makes you wonder if Jamaicans are predisposed to “suffaration”..

PNP continue to be the best party to ruin Jamaica.

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