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Perspective: Fiscally Irresponsible

Jamaican PM Andrew Holness addressing the Jamaican Parliament during the 2022/2023 Budget Debate


July 19, 2022 | By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

We have gone too far now to turn back. Instant gratification cannot be allowed to taken root over prudent decisions. Our growth and future development is at stake.

We do not have to spend a lot of time defending fiscal irresponsible behaviour. We have been paying back for this and many have gone to their graves broken hearted. Others committed suicide.

Finsac of the 90s will long be remembered. Those decisions are still being felt today. Home grown businesses were seriously affected.

Holness

Holness must be, on the other hand, still sensitive to the need to avoid social dislocation and chaos. This is a point in time for balance.

We must keep the lights on and water flowing while you ship the products through the door for foreign exchange income and to get funds for payment of our bills. Hungry people cannot be asked to understand … hunger can be deadly. Survival of the fittest is their main concern and this is understandable.

Run With It Mentality

We can do without that cancer at this time. Dr. Omar Davies was wrong. Very wrong indeed … he was seeing the next election and nothing else. Political Selfishness was his only objective.

I agree that irresponsible fiscal action cannot be allowed to be embarked on. You seem to have had sound ideas on your mind. Good for you.

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Hopeton Dennie
Hopeton Dennie
Hopeton O'Connor-Dennie is a poet, elegist, author, and senior international journalist who writes for Vision newspaper.

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