Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | December 13, 2012
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Let's take back our country
THE EDITOR, Sir:

OVER THE past 50 years, Jamaica has suffered from severe institutional failure. However, it is quite disheartening that the people of Jamaica have allowed it to happen.

For example, the Urban Development Corporation, the Port Authority of Jamaica, and the National Water Commission are all running major deficits.

Furthermore, it has been estimated that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company rakes in two billion dollars in losses annually, and this is a conservative figure. Additionally, a research was conducted by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation last year, which indicated that Kingston's health centres were sub-standard. Based on these examples, it can be concluded that the people of Jamaica are not getting the representation which they deserve.

Since our parliamentarians have failed to perform and they show no regard for the social contract, a revolution is indeed necessary. The right to overthrow an unjust administration is both an Eastern and Western doctrine. The people of Jamaica should not be afraid to topple tyrannical regimes and institute a just government, because it is their sovereign right to do so. I urge all well-thinking Jamaicans to wake up and take back their country.

LIPTON MATTHEWS

lo_matthews@yahoo.com

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