THE EDITOR, Sir:
Though many may agree that Andrew Holness' recommending Joan Gordon-Webley and Olivia 'Babsy' Grange to the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for their brawl at the party headquarters is admirable, many more may see it as a preferential use of power.
It could be said that Mr Holness is only able to show strength and leadership when it comes to the female members of the JLP.
He is yet to rein in Andrew Wheatley, Pearnel Charles, and most important, Everald Warmington, for their insinuating war against Audley Shaw because of his intentions to run for party leader.
It is evident that Mr Holness has no power over the male members of his party. So far, he is yet to utter a word about Mr Warmington's betrayal of the JLP's stance on the Goat Islands saga.
It seems Mr Holness has neither the political will, nor the necessary power, as leader of the JLP to keep someone like the man who is known as 'Warry' in check. This could just be the reason why Everald wants Andrew to remain leader.
While Audley Shaw has the political will and backbone to rein him in when necessary, Andrew needs Mr Warmington as an enforcer and thus gives him the necessary leverage to send the party into chaos every time he opens his mouth.
Mineral Heights, Clarendon