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Don't go anywhere, Portia

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Simpson Miller


Please afford me the opportunity to respond to Robert Dalley who recently penned a letter in which he stated that Portia Simpson Miller has been a failure as prime minister and PNP president, and should step aside.

As a staunch PNP supporter and admirer of Mrs Simpson Miller, I disagree with these comments. There is no need for her to step aside now. While she was prime minister the government successfully passed ten consecutive IMF tests and the former minister of finance Dr Peter Phillips worked hard to repair the damaged economy which was handed to it by the former government of Bruce Golding. Within the economic circumstances of the day the Simpson Miller government performed well and although not many jobs were created under her tenure as prime minister just before the last general elections she promised that if the PNP were voted into office, 100,000 jobs would have been created.

Simpson Miller, the most successful prime minister to date must not allow letter writers to push her out. She should stay on, rebuild the PNP and contest the next general elections for the PNP. She has many more years to serve in representational politics and can once again be voted into office as prime minister.

Angela S. Francis