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PNP paid dearly for election missteps

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM


The JLP must now stick to the promises it has made to the people because it will be held accountable for its misdeeds. Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness has given a clear signal that certain categories of workers who earn $1.5 million or less per year will be exempt from personal income tax.

The people have spoken, and it is up to you, Mr Holness, to hold on to your promises. Many persons have followed Bustamante until the day they died. We are willing to stick on the promises of Andrew Holness' 10-Point Plan.

I personally would like to see fixed election dates and a two-term limit for prime ministers. But are these politicians true to their words? Will Mr Holness say there is no money in the kitty for them to implement these plans?

We are anticipating a very smooth transition from the past government to the new one. We want a government that will answer the call of the people.

The PNP went wrong when the leader failed to fire incompetent, non-performing ministers of government. She failed again when she did not address critical issues of the government concerning the common man on the street.

She was too quiet in times of dire circumstances. The chikungunya outbreak, which was managed with scant regard, was another sour issue that caused the people to turn away from the PNP. It would be catastrophic if the minister of health were not to chart a new paradigm.


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