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Sick and tired of JLP, PNP

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I wish for the day when Jamaicans get completely tired of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP), and they will cease to exist in Jamaicans' minds and hearts. All the politicking and laying of blame has done nothing to boost my confidence in the twin stalwarts of Jamaican politics.

The JLP may have potential, but all they do as the Opposition is find fault, without first producing viable solutions. And don't even mention some senior members of the party who continuously show that they do not have faith or trust in youth, as they repeatedly question Andrew Holness and his leadership. The dinosaurs need to become extinct.

As at Monday, November 16, in 12 months, inflation is at two per cent, it takes J$119.82 to purchase US$1, and everything, including the election announcement, is on go-slow. The only thing moving quickly are the supporters heading to supercharged rallies.

Add to this 'Mama P' in Portmore, who said she is waiting on "her Master to touch her" about when to call the election. And we, the 'eediat', sit down and watch her playing political football with our voting rights! Why keep Jamaicans in suspenseful anticipation for so long?

I wonder about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) relaxed primary surplus of $4 billion, so conveniently dropped in the middle of the political season. What will it be used for, if not the elections? Maybe it will restart the 'pop-down' JEEP.

The sad thing about this tiredness is that both parties speak of themselves as the best for Jamaica, but for a combined 140 years worth of political experience, why hasn't Jamaica improved, like Singapore, in the 53 years under their leadership?

COLETTE CAMPBELL

rastarjamaica@yahoo.com