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Dual citizenship matters again

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Dear Editor,

It was with utter shock I heard Shane “Sugar Shane” Alexis on one of the radio shows declaring that he was born in Canada and not Jamaica.

If my memory serves me well, a high-ranking member of the People's National Party (PNP) once stated that no Member of Parliament should hold dual citizenship because they would have one foot in Parliament and one foot in a foreign country, and said member would be beholden to a foreign government.

One can argue that Canada is part of the Commonwealth of nations, but this still doesn't bode well with me. The acceptance of his dual citizenship by the party so staunchly against it in the past smacks of hypocrisy.

It seems Dr Alexis is not afraid to pack his suitcase and set up shop wherever he goes to serve his interest.

Dr Norman Dunn born yah and nah lef' yah! He is a son of the soil. The people want someone that knows the terrain, knows the people, and knows the struggle. Dr Alex “nable string nuh cut yah”.

Over to you, people of St Mary South Eastern.

Patrick Callum

patrickcallum@yahoo.com

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