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Dwayne Vaz boorish, disgraceful

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM


I strongly condemn the vulgar and provocative behaviour of People's National Party Member of Parliament Dwayne Vaz. That sort of behaviour has no place in modern-day politics, and the people of Jamaica should rebel against it.

What the hell was Mr Vaz thinking? What did he mean by "load up the gun"? Is Mr Vaz taking us back to the dark 1970s and 1980s, where guns and other weaponry were central features of our politics? Is that there we are going?

I am deeply disappointed that this young MP, who has only completed his first year in office, would descend so deep in the gutter.

I listened to Mr Vaz on Nationwide 90 FM speaking with Cliff Hughes and Dennis Brooks and it was shocking the level of difficulty they had in getting him to understand the gravity and implication of his boorish comments. More shocking was his defiant posture, even when confronted with the facts.

If this is how young Dwayne Vaz plans to operate in office, the country will have to make a serious decision as to whether or not we want upstanding men and women in our Parliament or figures and promoters of violence and crime.