Jamaica’s Next President

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The biggest troll of 2016 is the U.S. Presidential Elections.

We’ve seen everything from childish name-calling to debates about who has the biggest hands.

With great power comes great responsibility. But are the candidates for the Presidency of the United States responsible?

A leader, by definition, is an individual who takes on a dominant role of command; exercises a high degree of control and is able to influence others. A leader is understanding, compassionate, humble and a visionary.

The moment the clock read 12:00 a.m. November 1st, the reality of the situation dawned on the world. Dooms day is fast approaching and the fate of the free world is, literally, at hand.

There’s a saying, “If ‘Merica sneeze, Jamaica ketch flu.” The President of the United States’ influence and power knows no continental bounds. It’s as scary as it is amazing to see how it is that one man (or woman, for the first time ever) may be able to control an entirely different country. Most of our trends and social behaviours are adaptations from the U.S. In addition,  our leaders are engaged in treaties and other such agreements that enable to U.S. to have a weighted opinion in our political and economic matters.

As such, Jamaica finds itself being thrown into the whirlwind that is the United States’ prestige, waiting with bated breath for the inevitable change of power and whim of the future President of the United States of America.

We would like to hear what you think about the elections. Come join us on November 8th, youth leaders one and all, and let your voice be heard. What are you looking forward to/dreading the most? Are ‘ye of little faith’ or just an undecided looking for the inspiration to finally decide? And most importantly…

Who are you voting for?

– Kriss-Ann Haughton  (Union News Writer)

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