Roberts willing to walk with Holness in West Central St Andrew

Jamaica Observer

Friday, December 16, 2011


PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) candidate for West Central St Andrew Patrick Roberts, has expressed his willingness to walk with Prime Minister Andrew Holness in the constituency.

In a media release from the party, Roberts invited Holness to walk with him in the inner city communities of West Central St Andrew.

"Such a walk would be similar to an initiative untaken by former representatives for the constituency, AJ Nicholson of the PNP and Freddie Yap of the JLP in 1989," the release said.

Roberts also blasted Holness for not practising what he preaches in not recognising the PNP’s constituency representative as a legitimate voice for the people in the constituency, and the person to whom an invitation should be issued for a constituency walk.

"Mr Roberts is calling on the Prime Minister to demonstrate a genuine commitment to eradicating what the Prime Minister describes as garrison politics, as the PNP representative says, talking alone cannot end the phenomenon.Mr Roberts notes that tangible action from the Prime Minister, like being more inclusive, could go a long way towards dealing with the issue. The PNP candidate is citing the unfortunate fact that he received no invitation to the recent ground breaking ceremony presided over by the Prime Minister for the construction of a new police station in the constituency, even though as PNP caretaker, he had lobbied for the facility," the release said.

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