Problems In Jamaica Essay

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Contrary to what some would have wanted it to seem, the problems we face in Jamaica are neither unique to Jamaica nor uncorrectable. We may have problems in abundance but so do we have the solutions. What is right with our country far outweighs the wrongs that are continuously highlighted.
Churches, fixing what is wrong with Jamaica
Firstly, Religion plays a pivotal role in the Jamaican society. Statistics shows that over 80 percent of the 2.7 million population are of a Christian faith. As a matter of fact, our very own National Anthem is a prayer to the Christian deity. One writer noted that in Jamaica “there is a church on every corner.” In fact, Jamaica holds the record for the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world. But how does this become an asset? Furthermore how can our churches be used to fix any of the problems we face? Thomas Robert Malthus, English economist and clergyman, gave a solution in his much acclaimed ‘An Essay on the Principle of Population’ or in Sociology the ‘Malthusian Theory.’ Malthus purported that people practice moral restraint as a means of population growth control. However we do not have
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We have an abundance of arable and land minerals to redeem our country. Jamaica has the potential to produce much more than it has been doing agricultural. Our agriculture, though many are involved, has failed to meet its potential. Noted agronomists have even cited that Jamaica’s agriculture sector can put an end to unemployment especially among the youthful population in Jamaica. As it relates to our bad roads, Jamaica produces over a hundred tons of gypsum (the element that makes cement) every year. Recently there was a suggestion that the government should use cement to pave our roads. An excellent suggestion! By doing this we would not just fix our roads but also lower our importation rate (since we would no longer use imported asphalt) and provide
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