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Letter of the Day | And the JAscar goes to …

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:00 AM


With the Oscars having just taken place in Hollywood, I couldn’t help but wonder what a similar such event would be like in the sphere of Jamaica’s political arena.

Here are my respective categories and winners of members of Parliament (MPs) from both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) for 2018:

Political Scandal of the Year: Petrojam (JLP).

Worst Behaviour (male) (during sittings): Everald Warmington/Desmond McKenzie (JLP); Dr Dayton Campbell/Peter Bunting (PNP).

- Best-Behaving MP (male) (during sittings): Dr Nigel Clarke/Delroy Chuck (JLP); Dr Wykeham McNeill/Mark Golding (PNP).

Best-Behaving MP (female) (during sittings): Shahine Robinson (JLP); Angela Brown-Burke (PNP).

Most Outspoken MP (male): Everald Warmington/Desmond McKenzie/Daryl Vaz (JLP); Dr Peter Phillips/Peter Bunting/Fitz Jackson (PNP).

- Most Outspoken MP (female): Marlene Malahoo- Forte/Olivia Grange (JLP); Lisa Hanna/Angela Brown-Burke (PNP).

Best-Dressed MP (male): Ed Bartlett/ Ruel Reid (JLP); Phillip Paulwell/Bobby Pickersgill (PNP).

Best-Dressed MP (female): Juliet Holness (JLP); Lisa Hanna (PNP).

Most Congenial MP (male): Dr Christopher Tufton/Dr Norman Dunn (JLP); Julian Robinson/Mark Golding (PNP).

Most Congenial MP (female): Marlene Malahoo-Forte (JLP); Angela Brown-Burke (PNP).

Best MP Communicator (male): Andrew Holness/Dr Nigel Clarke (JLP); Damion Crawford/Deacon Ronnie Thwaites (PNP).

Best Communicator (female): Sen Kamina Johnson-Smith/Marlene Malahoo-Forte (JLP); Lisa Hanna/Natalie Neita (PNP).

Most Trustworthy MP (male): Dr Christopher Tufton/Dr Nigel Clarke (JLP); Mark Golding/Julian Robinson (PNP).

Most Trustworthy MP (female): Shahine Robinson (JLP); Angela Brown-Burke (PNP).