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Andrew still transformational

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 11:01 PMStefan Johnson

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Lately, there has been a renewed attempt by elements in the media to demonise opposition and JLP leader, Andrew Holness. Their latest weapons against him are the controversial undated resignation letters and his most recent appeal to the Supreme Court seeking clarity on the ruling of the Constitutional Court on the matter.

It is unfair and unjust that the media are seeking to label Mr Holness a villain, when for the last decade people like Phillip Paulwell have been allowed to roam freely, at his own leisure, with so many dark clouds hovering over his track record.

It must be noted that even though the JLP leader filed an appeal, he did not file an injunction trying to prevent Dr Christopher Tufton and Mr Williams from sitting in the Senate.

The time has come for the Jamaican media to play fair. It is their duty to keep government activities transparent, but for some reason the media are bent on perpetuating the notion that the JLP is divided.

The media need to focus their energies on holding the Government to account. It is has been an uphill battle for Mr Holness. Is it that he was too clean to lead Jamaica and that his leadership needed to be flawed before he's given another chance to lead?

STEFAN JOHNSON

Duhaney Park

Kingston 20