National Heroes Day in Jamaica

I wonder if most Jamaicans would agree with the message Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller delivered today, on National Heroes Day.

An excerpt:

The Government that I lead, fully understands the struggles of the Jamaican people, and is committed to realising our collective hopes and dreams of peace, social and economic progress for Jamaica.

And what of this comment, in light of the recent deal with the British government to build a prison here in Jamaica for convicted criminals of Jamaican origin living in the U.K.:

Individually and collectively,our Heroes and Heroine destabilised the colonial regime and advanced the social, political and economic freedom of Jamaica.

Much food for thought on an important day.

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