Urgent Message from The President of the UIC
STAY HOME & STAY SAFE...
THE UIC is very disappointed, but not at all surprised, that the Prime Minister has chosen to do what is good for him and his party instead of what is good for the country.
His decision to call early General Elections NINE MONTHS before constitutionally due, shows that he is about holding on to power and not about caring for the welfare of the People. He has chosen to place nearly 3,000,000 (three million) lives and their livelihoods at risk unnecessarily.
Many were already in fear of sending their children out to school in September and are weighed down by the serious health risk and the financial pressures during this pandemic. Early elections will do more to increase the risk of spread, endanger lives and further damage our very fragile economy.
The UIC cannot and will not partake in such a reckless, careless and irresponsible game that the Prime Minister has chosen to play.
We therefore encourage all Jamaicans to "stay home and stay safe" on this irresponsible election day to register their opposition to the Prime Minister’s uncaring actions.
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.
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.