Gordon Swaby

I mean honestly, what’s with the “Gas Guzzlers”

With the rising fuel prices how can cabinet ministers of Jamaica afford to drive around in 2008 Land Cruiser Prado’s? and other expensive SUV’s?.  I mean honestly, someone give me a good reason why they need to be doing that? Can’t they use other vehicles that’s actually good with Gas Saving? It honestly annoys the hell out of me.

Is it a matter of dignity? Can’t they parade around in corolla’s? what’s wrong with corolla’s?. Does driving around in expensive and unnecessary SUV’s help anyone?  Does it magically fix roads or something, does it do something i don’t know about? if so tell me.

I was at the tax office recently, waiting on my turn to do my business, out of no where i see this Prado with the nice big yellow license plate pull up right in front of me. I *sighed* and it seemed as if i was burning up inside…it’s sad. If you guys insist on driving around in these gas guzzlers, use your own money and by them...better yet kill yourselves.

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 11:43 pm. Filed under Jamaica/Politics, Rant.

  • ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID

    Politicians must lead by example, and it is glarinly obvious that they are not doing so, with respect to some of the vehicles issued to government ministers at the expense of the tax payers.

  • http://mythoughtsonstuff.com Leon

    One word my friend: status.

  • http://n/a Carl

    Great point bro, Congrats on the mention in the Gleaner today. I am in Minnesota but I read the gleaner pretty much every day. Keep the faith….carl

  • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

    Thanks, will do.

  • G

    Indeed they should lead by example. I say these 4×4’s (by no means Prado’s) be given to the farmers who need to trek the mountainous and decrepit roads they have to in most cases. And as far as status is concerned, again lead by example. I still the Golding administration thumbs up though (and me neva born JLP). I just think they are more competent.



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