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Holness a study in crisis leadership

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM


For the first in a very long time, I and my family and indeed many of my neighbours felt a sense of assurance that Jamaica was being led by the most capable pair of hands at a time when we needed it most.

The proactive, on-the-ground approach by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, whose communicative style is unmatched by his predecessors, raises the standard of leadership during crisis to new levels. Holness was our virtual bulwark against Hurricane Matthew. And he stood up to the test of the mighty storm as he did the awesome challenge of keeping our nation informed, while keeping the naysayers at bay.

Those who did and even those who did not vote JLP in the February 25 election must be experiencing the unfolding of that deep-down feeling they would have had about Holness' capacity to be better than he was back then. His improved performance has no doubt inspired those government agencies involved in the monitoring and response efforts to Hurricane Matthew, all of which performed at a higher level.Well done, Mr Prime Minister!