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Bad mind Opposition

Monday, February 12, 2018

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Dear Editor,

What I hate about Jamaica is that we accept foolishness for too long.

Almost each week since February 2016 the People's National Party (PNP) seems to have an envy problem with the current Government. They find the most ridiculous reasons to disapprove of actions done by the Government or to whine and create a scene as if their views are relevant or they are jointly in power. Cry us a river, but until you become Government — which on numerous tries you were and have proven that you can't manage — just shut it!

For example, just look at how the PNP tries to drag everything to their mud hole — the purchase of used police cars, the zones of special operations effort, the Tivoli payout, political ombudsman, Chinese engineers, workers on Chinese sites, bank fees, acting chief justice acting issue, the police commissioner's term in office, state of emergency, vote on Jerusalem, police negotiations, proposed “5 in 4”, national honour to Dominican Republic's president, Cornwall Regional Hospital repairs, Caricel, and the list goes on. On all these topics the PNP has tried to create a side story each week, giving their spin to attempt to throw mud at the prime minister and his Government's actions. The style is outdated, but it seems to be all they know.

I'm confused, because if the PNP are so righteously guided, tell me why Members of Parliament and elected local government representatives for the PNP have their name involved in questionable payments for work not done or contracts issued to connected parties. Why is it that a known lotto scammer was a PNP executive member in western Jamaica? Just look at the list of PNP affiliates that have been brought before the courts? And let's not list the many scandals from as far back as the infamous “I shall return”. You're all so pure and spotless yet you fight discussing in open court the collection of the $31 million in “chicken feed”.

A word to the wise men in the PNP — and their band of three blind mice — we are not all fools in Jamaica. Malign the name of the current prime minister and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as much as you like, at the end of the day the differences between both parties are as clear as day against night. Look at the exchange rate now; it's stable at around $125 to US$1. Go learn something from the JLP and stop the senseless criticism.

Joseph Edwards


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