THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am seeking your assistance in reminding me if there was ever a time in the history of Portia Simpson Miller being prime minister of Jamaica that she made herself fully available for at least 30 minutes where she would face tough questions from journalists and/or the public?
As far as my very good memory serves me, I have never seen this woman exercising her intellectual aptitude in facing the nation's plethora of tough questions, and answering at least a few of those questions with intelligence, awareness and expertise in Jamaica's current affairs.
Mrs Simpson Miller has always been dodging issues of national importance. She abolished the excellent Jamaica House Live call-in programme, which was established by Bruce Golding to provide the public with easy and direct access to their prime minister every last Wednesday. Why did she dismantle such an important opportunity for us to directly pose tough questions to our prime minister?
She then decided to stop listening to the news, resulting in her being the very last person on planet Earth to know anything of national importance.
The only thing Portia Simpson Miller does very well and is always available for whenever called upon is to attend opening ceremonies to cut ribbons and give short speeches. She performs this role with style, class, and passion; and no one in Jamaica, not even the governor general, can beat her on that!
Mrs Simpson Miller should immediately reshuffle her Cabinet. This will indeed help the Government to operate in more effective and expeditious manner.