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Happy New Year 2006

01/02/06

Permalink 05:29:31 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Happy New Year 2006

The year 2005 has come and gone and many Jamaicans will agree that it was a very challenging year. The economy was adversely affected by a very active hurricane season, the high price of crude oil worldwide and the high incidents of crime on the island. Coupled with individual, family and/or financial problems it wasn’t a easy year.
So what does 2006 hold for us as a nation? No one knows for sure. There are some things that we have no control over such as Mother Nature. We can only pray and leave it in the hands of God. Worldwide oil prices is also out of our control.

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Luckily the forecast is that the price of oil has settled off for a while. We will just have to wait and see what President Bush does next Then there are some things that we can work at such as the crime rate. Recently there has been a lot of focus on the Jamaican Security Forces and plans to improve the fight against crime. With all of us working together we should be able to see an improvement.
Individually we have more control over what happens to us during 2006. We have the choice to make it good or bad. Sometimes we do find ourselves in situations that have us feeling trapped, such as jobs, or a relationship. However, how we choose to deal with those situations is still up to us individually. Our actions can make all the difference to our lives.
It’s the beginning of a new year, 2006, and with it I’m sure there will be many challenges for Jamaica. Still I’m sure many Jamaicans will agree there is place they would rather be as’ ‘No weh no betta than yard’.
Here’s wishing you and yours a peaceful and blessed New Year.
Nuff love

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