JO - Canada is Jamaica's hope
Canada is Jamaica's hope
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
When a company is not performing well and year after year things get worse, the company can do one of several things: it can continue racking up debt, it can restructure, it can file for bankruptcy, or it can be taken over by another company.
Being taken over by another company has some advantages. It means losing control of your company (something that no one likes to do); but when considering the prospect of having your debt eliminated and becoming part of a company that is performing positively, one should put aside pride.
The problems of Jamaica are so great that it is time we start lobbying for Canada to make Jamaica a province. This would be mutually beneficial. For Canada, they would acquire a winter haven where Canadian "snowbirds" could flock. Currently, thousands of Canadians journey to Florida in the winter to avoid the dreaded Canadian winter.
Think of the dollars that would be pumped into Jamaica from that aspect alone. Jamaica's economy would be the envy of the Caribbean overnight. The Canadians would also gain 2.7 million more people which would add to its economic strength through an enlarged market and available labour. Jamaicans would gain what many of them want most - freedom to go to North America for work or play anytime, or Canadian-created jobs in Jamaica.
Let us call off the election and raise the Canadian flag now. America and England have wicked legacies, but Canada has a more benevolent history. Let's work it out before Haiti steals my idea.