Joseph Patterson, President of the UIC
Mr. Patterson, a Chartered Professional Accountant, Social Entrepreneur & Good Governance Advocate is the President and Founder of the United Independents' Congress (UIC), one of Jamaica's registered political parties.
Mr. Patterson is also the founder-president of YES Jamaica, a foundation that mentors and funds young entrepreneurs in Jamaica. Mr. Patterson is currently the UIC’s candidate for Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth.
Jamaica will truly be a free country, no longer having the Queen of its former slave master as its head of state. No longer being forced by our government to pay over $200 Million in taxes for a Governor General to represent a colonial power.
The UIC will create a New Jamaica that is safe, clean and orderly, where everyone can live, earn and retire with dignity.
What Are Jamaicans Saying About Us?
The UIC is a blessing. Because of them, my business now employ's 10 people in my community.
The UIC helped me to start my own business. Now I'm an entrepreneur and I work on my own time.
The UIC just came out of nowhere. Their actions at the local level really does prove that they will do an amazing job operating the Government of Jamaica.
Corruption costs Jamaica around USD$738 Million per year. 5% of GDP.
This translates to one meal everyday for a month for 2.9 Million Jamaicans. Click here to learn more.
Jamaica's murder rate is 8 times the global average. Currently ranked the 4th most murderous place on earth due to the size of our population and the rate at which residents are killed. Click here to learn more.
Violence Against Children
In 2016, 643 Jamaican children (a rate of 68 per 100,000) were victims of violent, serious crimes such as murder (41), shooting (113), rape (255) and robbery (122). Girls account for 97.3 per cent of the 1,094 child abuse reports received by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse. Click here to learn more.
Violence Against Women
The homicide rate for Jamaican women is nine per 100,000, but this is six times higher than the world’s average. Click here to learn more.
15% of the Jamaican population lives in poverty or extreme poverty. This translate to over 400,000 men, women and children. Click here to learn more.