THE EDITOR, Sir:
In a March 17, 2013 Sunday Gleaner article, People's National Party (PNP) senator K.D. Knight is quoted as being "flabbergasted" at the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) current complimentary stance on the late Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, citing it as a "change".
Well, Mr Knight, while you may be right in your opinion of such a change, I, too, am flabbergasted that you actually had the nerve to publicly express such an opinion. Recalling your publicly documented views of Mrs Portia Simpson Miller, who leads the administration which you currently serve, I would say that the level of hypocrisy being displayed in your criticism of the JLP is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Perhaps my surprise is unjustified, though. After all, some of the more recent statements issued by fellow Comrades like Lambert Brown and Omar Davies regarding the National Housing Trust and Cabinet cost-cutting, respectively, are par for the course.
In fact, the most recent outrage of increasing the number of government members sitting on the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, seemingly an action to ensure the defence of the indefensible, is a clear demonstration of the PNP's unwillingness to face up to, and be held accountable for, its decisions.
The deafening silence of civil society and its various groups is notable here, considering their loud and incessant demands for 'good governance' during the term of the previous administration.