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Letter: Maybe we need a Trump to tackle Jas crime problem (Jamaica)
The Jamaica Observer ^ | February 15, 2017 | Claude McPherson

Posted on 02/15/2017 1:06:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Editor,

With Donald Trump’s confrontational, headstrong, and unflinching attitude towards policy and the presidency, many have found him difficult to get along with and have placed him in the category of ‘most unreasonable’. In fact, the US is already reeling from decisions made by the president in the first three weeks of his tenure.

Say what you will, but sometimes we need a strong leader who is not willing to compromise on what he believes to be the right thing to do. Don’t get me wrong, I am neither a Trump supporter, nor am I in favour of his policies or practices, but I do believe there is a place for someone like that in our Government.

Crime affects all of us indirectly and directly, without investments and development our country will eventually become dormant, thus leading to more crime due to lack of income.

Crime and development affect each other, more crime equals less development and less crime equals more development. Jamaica stands to lose billions because of violence. Not many people make the connection between the effects of crime and the country’s economic development.

Investors will retract from building infrastructure in Jamaica simply because crime is out of control. With everyone in a state of fear, locked behind closed doors and avoiding public spaces, who will be making use of the developments? Nobody. Investors won’t receive returns, and the country will not see growth.

The saying, “the devil gives work to idle hands” is exactly what’s happening to Jamaica right now. These criminals aren’t looking at the bigger picture. They are not allowing our country to reap the rewards of having investors assist to grow our economy. Instead, they’re robbing and killing for thousands of dollars when they could gain much more.

How do we get them to see the bigger picture? The longevity of a crime-free country? How do we get them to think before they act?

I get it! We all get it! No one person has the magic wand to stop crime or the manual as to how it should be stopped. Far too long we’ve been singing the same old song that this needs to be done or “let’s do that”. I say it’s time to change the tune, we need a radical approach. The prime minister has said that crime reduction is their priority and I believe the efforts are genuine. But, maybe we need a no-nonsense, unwavering man in the seat, someone like Trump, possibly?

Claude McPherson

Kingston 6

mcphersonclaude32@gmail.com


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: crime; investment; jamaica; trump
I keep seeing these "we need a Trump in our country" articles from all over.
1 posted on 02/15/2017 1:06:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I am neither a Trump supporter, nor am I in favour of his policies or practices, but I do believe there is a place for someone like that in our Government.”

UH? Are we confused much??


2 posted on 02/15/2017 1:54:23 AM PST by aquila48
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To: aquila48

He probably doesn’t want his house burned down or his car spray painted. The leftists there might be as bad as here.


3 posted on 02/15/2017 1:56:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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Trivia question: What is a “jump up”?


4 posted on 02/15/2017 1:57:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That thought ran through my head as well...


5 posted on 02/15/2017 1:59:57 AM PST by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, Jamaica needs a Duarte or Pinochet not a Trump. They need an honest thug who’ll just make some people disappear and then step down after the job is done. Trump isn’t mean enough to deal with the Jamaican drug cartels.

(I am complimenting Trump so don’t yell at me)


6 posted on 02/15/2017 2:21:06 AM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Fai Mao

Jamaica has had thugs in power for a long time.

Once the British left, it has been a quick downhill slide. There is no real rule of law in Jamaica. It is who you know.

“Jamaica is an island nation with draconian gun controls. It has one of the highest murder rates on the planet. It was not always so. In 1962, before independence, Jamaica had a murder rate of 3.9 per 100,000 population, one of the lowest in the world. It was lower than the U.S. murder rate of 4.6 per 100,000 in 1962. The U.S. murder rate in 2012 was slightly lower than in 1962; 4.5 per 100,000. Jamaica’s murder rate in 2012 was 45.1, eleven times greater than it had been under British rule. The firearms act was first passed in 1967. Draconian enforcement of the act began in the middle 1970’s.”

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2015/11/island-nation-with-draconian-gun-laws.html


7 posted on 02/15/2017 4:45:03 AM PST by marktwain (We wanted to tell our side of the story. We hope by us telling our story...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am hoping for anecdotes of FReepers who have traveled there and smelled the smells.


8 posted on 02/15/2017 5:10:28 AM PST by T-Bone Texan (:^¤)
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To: marktwain

Yeah but in 1962 they had Dr. No causing mischief.


9 posted on 02/15/2017 5:29:08 AM PST by xp38
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how many times he voted for Clinton?


10 posted on 02/15/2017 6:09:19 AM PST by Organic Panic (Rich White Man Evicts Poor Black Family From Public Housing - MSNBCPBSCNNNYTABC)
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To: marktwain
“Jamaica has had thugs in power for a long time.”

Yeah I know. I use it as an example of why Guam doesn't want to be independent

11 posted on 02/15/2017 6:41:01 AM PST by Fai Mao
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To: T-Bone Texan

Jamaica could be the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean if it weren’t for the corruption. It’s a beautiful place with wonderful people.

Such a shame.

L


12 posted on 02/15/2017 6:44:16 AM PST by Lurker (America burned the witch.)
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To: Lurker

I agree. We have gone there for a vacation for the last five years, and made some friends. The people are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet.


13 posted on 02/15/2017 9:05:38 AM PST by nobamanomore
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