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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: You can't trick Portland Eastern with goat politics, Mr Crawford

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Dear Editor,

I was listening to the so-called, well-learned candidate for Portland Eastern, who is representing the People's National Party (PNP) for the upcoming by-election, Mr Damion Crawford.

I was flabbergasted to hear his utterance in regard to trying to sell the idea that the citizens of this constituency will be issued goats for rearing, in which, with proper husbandry, they will be able to multiple their stock over a period of time.

I am no livestock farmer and expert, but this type of goat politics is only fit to cut bush. And we know when goats eat bush, it take years to re-grow because of their goat mouth.

The PNP have used this type of politics for years and have tricked the people, just like how Mr Crawford professed in the past to tricking the people of St Andrew East Rural, whom he once represented as their Member of Parliament, until they banished him and declared him persona non-grata.

He has now taken his bag of tricks, like a snake oil salesman, and is now trying to convince the people of Portland Eastern that his remedy is a cure all for their ailments caused by the rot and festering sore that has been happening in this constituency under PNP leadership for about 30 years.

All of a sudden under the same PNP, with his bag of tricks, he will lead them to the promised-land, like Moses, with this goat politics.

I wonder from where Mr Crawford will procure all these goats; Goat Island? Maybe, if he had saved some of the money that he allegedly used to “shell dung London” during the 2012 Olympics, it could have been used to invest in this constituency many years ago to right this sinking ship.

One has to ask, who in this constituency will assist Mr Crawford with tying out all these goats to supply the population?

Mr Crawford, the people of the constituency need technical training for the changing world, they need better education, they need better roads, markets for farmers to sell their produce, they need expansion of the tourism markets, they need more farmer cooperatives, produce processing facilities, etc.

Therefore, Mr Crawford, the people of Portland come from country "but dem nuh fool" so you can't trick them with your goat politics that is not fit to be curried.

Patrick Callum

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