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AN INDEPENDENT ECONOMIC BODY NEEDED

Editorial
Posted by Editor (Wendy) on Jul 12 2016 at 3:00 PM
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We will agree that the state of affairs in this country on August 6, 1962, left a whole lot to be desired, the fact that Jamaica attained its independence from Britain, did not trigger a set of activities that would result in the provision of the required resources to equitable transition from Colonial to self-rule, a price which we all have to pay for generations.

In the middle of this complicated transitioning, our two main political parties have been engaged in a popularity contest for the right to govern the Jamaican people and have implemented many policies, some good, some bad, which we have come to either rejoice in or regret with each passing year, but times have changed.

The current Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton has admitted that the quality of health services provided be the state is being compromised by the free health care policy, which successive governments have supported and could have been avoided if there was an independent economic body whose main responsibility would be to remove populism from policy development, by reviewing impending policy to ensure that it is based on sound economic and social reasoning.

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