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PNP disintegrating?

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM


For the past few weeks there have been several squabbles in the ruling People's National Party (PNP). There have been continuing tensions in North East St Elizabeth, Northern Trelawny, and East Portland. In light of all of these growing tensions in the party, the leader has said nothing.

A week ago some supporters of Raymond Pryce blocked several roads in the constituency venting their anger about Raymond's removal. On Monday several buses of supporters from North East St Elizabeth descended on the PNP's headquarters, demanding that the party reinstate Raymond Pryce as their candidate in the upcoming general election.

There have also been growing tensions in Northern Trelawny as comrades tussle to keep Patrick Atkinson as their candidate and rejected J.P. White as their candidate. Meanwhile Andrea Moore and Dr Lynval Bloomfield battle for East Portland.

While all is happening in the PNP, the electorate can take comfort in the fact that the Jamaica Labour Party is coming together and is presenting viable and credible alternative to this leaderless and under performing PNP government.

Kimberly Rowe