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Think Piece: Beyond the Euphoria

  • Date Submitted: 10/27/2012 06:42 AM
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This editorial article taken from the Jamaican Gleaner Newspaper entitled   "Beyond the Euphoria" contains valid and prudent commentary. It is based on the myopic view of the fifty years independence and Olympic success celebrations which outcast real issues faced by the nation. The writer gives his opinion that although they have reasons to engage in merriment there are problems facing their nation which they should direct their attention to.
      In February 1962, a new constitution was approved by the Legislation and the Premier Norman Manley called General Elections. Alexander Bustamente became the first Prime Minister of Jamaica in April and “On August 6, 1962, Jamaica became an independent nation and a member of the British Commonwealth” which now meant that the affairs of Jamaica was no longer controlled by Britain. Independence also meant that the country had to develop   a constitution, symbols, emblems, an army, Jamaican currency and passports to be called their own.
    "Out of many, one people". A reference to the many cultures that makes up the nation but stand in a united front as one. Jamaica celebrated its 50th Independence this year of 2012 in the month of August together with the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Celebrating its self governance and its freedom for over fifty years should be considered exhilarating. The article however, suggests that as tradition Independence should be celebrated, although there is not much to celebrate about. The country's Olympic achievement was a reason to celebrate as well as fifty years of freedom was just as much a reason to celebrate. On the other side of the leaf, Jamaica's economy in the current era and the position of the government give the nation reasons to sit and reflect about how much have they really grown in their fifty years of freedom. After reading the article and researching the issues, I have come to an agreement   with the views that the writer of the studied aforementioned article holds....

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