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PM, Holness petty, mediocre

Published:Wednesday | August 27, 2014 | 12:00 AM


I register my deep dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's selective tongue on the state of our nation.

For months, the media, civil society and the common man have voiced concerns about her silence, but she has finally broken it to clash with Opposition Leader Andrew Holness.

I refuse, as a progressive member of society, to accept this mediocre leadership from these two. One decides to protest because of bus fares (because that is the highest priority), while the other breaks silence to cackle about petty political tribalism.

These two 'leaders' (and I use the term quite loosely) need to stop behaving as though they are in a vacuum. Jamaica needs strategic leadership, not pettiness. Jamaica needs strong representation, not standing in the rain against fare hikes or boasting about who has the greater love for the poor.

Can we just get it right? Your behaviour is tiresome, and frankly, distasteful. Stop occupying seats and spending public funds with little achievement to the common man. Jamaica has too much at stake to be left to such inappropriate hands.


Kingston 8