State of emergency can't save Montague and Quallo!

Monday, January 22, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I strongly believe that if the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party had listened to his independent-thinking Labourite supporters the Government would've been out of this mess a long time ago — or would never have been in one at all.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness promised us that he would cause us to be able to sleep with our doors and windows open, but the tough policy direction needed to achieve this is lacking. So I'm now wondering if that campaign utterance was just a promise and not a commitment.

Many us have been calling for a limited state of emergency from 2016. In any event, as they say, it's better late than never.

Obviously changes will need to be made to the Cabinet and the prime minister will also need to change some of his yes-men and women advisors, or tell them to step up their game with 'outside the box' thinking, as they are making the Government look like a bunch of jokers.

No doubt Minister Robert Montague and Police Commissioner George Quallo will go; no limited state of emergency will allow us to recover from their poor leadership. Both Montague and Quallo failed Holness in fulfilling his dream.

I voted for the strong leadership of Andrew Holness in 2011 and 2016, I want to see it come to pass.

Teddylee Gray

Ocho Rios, St Ann

teddylee.gray@gmail.com

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