Either party would have wanted De La Haye

Letters to the Editor

Either party would have wanted De La Haye

Monday, January 13, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


Dear Editor,

I might not be a fan of Dr Winston De La Haye because he has joined a party that I wouldn't have joined; nevertheless, he's a solid recruit by the People's National Party (PNP).

The former Jamaica Defence Force captain said he entered politics because he wants to do something about crime and violence in St Catherine East Central — the seat he's representing.

Many of us thought that his first choice would've been on the health portfolio. He's even in support of the states of emergency and gave arguments for supporting these measures.

I don't know if he will have to withdraw his statements soon because he's been told to do so, but, to me, based on his experience in the security industry, clearly he's the People's National Party best option.

Both parties need to get experienced and qualified people to be security minister and shadow security minister.

I believe Alando Terrelonge is in the driver seat to win, but I won't underestimate Winston De La Haye. If the People's National Party was serious on winning St Catherine East Central it would've stuck with Alando Brown, as he was thought to be a possible replacement for Mayor Norman Scott.

The seat is a new seat which sees both parties with a tie. Alando Brown got 5,734 in 2011 and 5,721 in 2016, which clearly indicates he wasn't a popular candidate in the last election. Camille Buchanan got 5,176 votes in 2011 and Alando Terrelonge got 6,215 votes in 2016, which means Terrelonge was the favoured candidate to Buchanan. Or maybe it was the swing to the Jamaica Labour Party that assisted Terrelonge in becoming a Member of Parliament.

Teddylee Gray

Ocho Rios, St Ann

teddylee.gray@gmail.com


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT