Mark Gold­ing: For­mer Min­is­ter of Jus­tice

Jamaica Gleaner - - UNITED STATES ELECTIONS 2016 -

“Not sur­prised that Ja­maicans have taken great in­ter­est in the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. “The Amer­i­can me­dia is in many liv­ing rooms in Ja­maica ... and peo­ple are, of course, in­ter­ested, be­cause what hap­pens in the United States has a tremen­dous in­flu­ence on the world and cer­tainly our re­gion, so I’m not sur­prised that peo­ple are fol­low­ing it closely.

“The world is go­ing in a di­rec­tion where con­sen­sus will be harder to achieve and where it’s some­what less sta­ble and pre­dictable. If you look at Brexit, if you look at Trump, it’s a new era and we are not yet fully on top of fully un­der­stand­ing it. So one of the lessons that I would learn from this is that you can’t as­sume that the fu­ture is go­ing to re­sem­ble the past, a nat­u­ral ex­ten­sion of where things have been pro­gress­ing in the past.”

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