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Clarke, Reid must quit Senate posts

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

In light of the current chaotic state in which the Jamaica Labour Party finds itself, after the ruling of the Constitutional Court that Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams were unconstitutionally and unlawfully removed from the Senate by the opposition leader, Andrew Holness, there arises the need for wise reflection over self-interest.

The party now needs to search for an amicable way to resolve this crisis in short order. It is critically important that this is done urgently, as the focus is being shifted from the Government, and its poor way of handling the affairs of the country. This is not only a crisis for the JLP; the well-being of the nation hangs on this.

I humbly suggest to Nigel Clarke and Ruel Reid to resign from the Senate, hence making the slots vacant for Messrs Tufton and Williams to return to the Upper House without further problems.

DERVAN MYERS

Heathfield, St Elizabeth

myersdervan@yahoo.com