Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer
Audley Shaw waxed hot yesterday as he scorched the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for refusing to extend the registration of constituency committees by an additional 14 days.
Shaw, the likely challenger to Andrew Holness for the position of leader of the JLP, unleashed biting barbs at the Standing Committee of the party for failing to uphold a recommendation by the Legal and Constitutional Com-mittee to extend the deadline to register constituencies by two weeks.
General Secretary Dr Horace Chang announced yesterday that the deadline would be extended until Friday of this week but served notice that tardy caretakers would not be allowed to modify their voters' list.
Shaw was clearly not amused as he broke his silence on a decision by the Standing Committee not to implement what he described as a recommendation from the Legal and Constitutional Committee to clean up discrepancies in the voters' list that is to be used for the election.
"I see no persuasive reason why that recommendation was not accepted by the party unless there is some ulterior motive," he told The Gleaner yesterday. "I think it is an embarrassment that their recommendations were not accepted," he added.