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Jamaican Euphoria

  • Date Submitted: 10/31/2012 11:47 AM
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I agree with the points highlighted in the article because of the issues raise indicate the grave concern the author believes each Jamaican national should be concerned about. The disquieting perception in the article is that these issues have been ongoing for sadly more than four decades. It is enough to make a reader question whether Jamaicans are simply complacent or vaguely unaware of the distressing situation. In addition to this, a worrying aspect is that the Jamaican government seems content to sit on its proverbial laurels and do nothing about improving the performance of the country. This situation calls to mind the legendary tale of the Roman Emperor Nero, who was alleged to play his fiddle while chaos reigned as his city burned.
Jamaica is a small island known for its strong global presence in the global community. Their musical genres, tourism, a vibrant culture a relatively stable democratic system come also with a good strategic location and a great back ground in sports (cricket and track and field). It was thus with inevitable joy and pride that they celebrated their 50th Independence anniversary   after a spectacular performance by outstanding athletes such as Usain Bolt Shelly- Ann Fraser- Pryce and company in London 2012 Olympics.   Jamaicans are known to be patriotic individuals in any country they go showing off their national colours and speaking about their culture showing a sense of pride. But the question still arise: How is it possible that a country with such a wide span economy as Jamaica can be faced with so many challenges?
Although many governments have changed and the issues still persist. The author highlights that the major challenges facing the financial sector is allocating adequate domestic savings adequate. These savings will justifiably support the levels of investment needed to ensure the growth rate of the economy and meet the needs of Jamaica’s growing population. On the social aspect Jamaica also face...


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