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Own your mistakes, PNP

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM


During the by-election campaign for the South East St Mary seat, I noticed that the youth of the People's National Party (PNP) went down a very dangerous road. First, Damion Crawford started spewing personal attacks on social media and on the political platform against the prime minister and the JLP candidate for the seat. The PNP youth arm then followed suit with the same type of personal broadside against Andrew Holness and Dr Norman Dunn.

It is sad that the youth of the PNP choose to engage in negative politicking instead of providing new and innovative solutions. It is reminiscent of the mistake that the JLP youth arm once made when they launched a personal campaign against Portia Simpson Miller, who was immensely popular at the time.

It appears that G2K has matured a lot since then, having learnt from its past experiences. From the outside, it appears they have left negative politics behind and taken up the mantle of bringing technical solutions to the table. The PNP youth have some catching up to do, but it won't happen if they are not forced to own their contribution to the loss in the by-election in St Mary South East.

Tishauna Taylor