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PNP loss like a bad movie

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Portia Simpson Miller


The 2016 election campaign of the People's National Party played out like a Steven Spielberg drama which, in spite of rave reviews and a full cast of popular stars led by Portia Simpson Miller and Dr Peter Phillips, failed in its attempt to impress those who had waited patiently for the past four years for improvements in their lives.

The much-heralded brilliance of Dr Phillips was to no benefit as he failed to bring to the 'big scene' the sort of performance that was needed. Phillips failed to match his economic heroics with political wisdom, to the detriment of his party. As it turned out, what should have been Simpson Miller and Phillips' dream night at the Oscars turned out to be their worst nightmare.

The failure of Phillips and Simpson Miller to make an impact at the box office resulted in their less-fancied rivals scoring big in the epic suspenseful drama - 'House', starring the vibrant duo of Andrew and Juliet Holness accompanied by a galaxy of old and new stars who made their way on to the Oscar stage aboard the prosperity train.

Grossett Barrett