Fear­ful of Sa­muda’s rhetoric

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDITOR, Sir: READ­ERS OVER­SEAS, with an in­ter­est in the free mar­ket that has been par­roted by the present po­lit­i­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion, are hav­ing sec­ond thoughts about the in­vest­ment cli­mate in Ja­maica. They fear ac­tions of politi­cians like Karl Sa­muda.

How­ever, we ought not to fear, but send politi­cians the strong­est mes­sage pos­si­ble.

Here are three im­por­tant points that must be made very clear to the Par­lia­ment:

First, we do not ap­pre­ci­ate the ‘forced ac­qui­si­tion’ of pri­vate prop­erty by any government. Sec­ond, we strongly ab­hor the rhetoric or ac­tion of any politi­cian to rep­ri­mand, or ques­tion the de­ci­sion of, any­one serv­ing on the Supreme Court Bench or at any other level of Ja­maica’s ju­di­ciary.

Third, Ja­maica is a demo­cratic nation, where pri­vate prop­erty rights are en­joyed. There­fore, the free-mar­ket sys­tem will not be sub­or­di­nate to the so­cial­ist ma­noeu­vres of Karl Sa­muda and his Government. GLEN GE­ORGE WIL­SON glen­ge­orgewil­son@aim.com Spring­field, St El­iz­a­beth

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