KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) are also the 2013 Olivier Shield champions, the pinnacle of local schoolboy football, defeating St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) 2-0 at the National Stadium Saturday afternoon, and 5-0 on aggregate.
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Portia Simpson Miller gave Andrew Holness some encouragement during her presentation in Gordon House on September 10, 2013. She also told the members of her government to stay clear of the pending JLP leadership challenge, as well as to refrain from making comments. I could not care less about how unfit she may be for the post of prime minister, this woman is a political genius.
Andrew Holness is to her as Edward Seaga was to P J Patterson. She and her party are guaranteed victory. The prime minister clearly understands that in order for her to win the next general election, whenever she decides to call it, she needs Andrew Holness right where he is. She simply cannot deal with an Audley Shaw right now. He has already caused enough damage to her image by uncovering the scandals of the Administration she led prior to the 2007 General Election.
Therefore, she will help to protect Andrew — whom she has referred to several times as her son — from harm, at least, until she is ready to demolish him herself.
I would like to ask Holness what exactly does he call a responsible Opposition? The Government has done several things that have gone unchecked under his watch. I thought the duty of "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition" was to keep the Government in line and to protect the best interest of the people. Apparently, he has found comfort in Mrs Simpson Miller's motherly love and has stepped back far enough to be viewed as a PNP sympathiser.
Mrs Simpson Miller has realised that her Government is able to drown out Mr Holness's concerns with her gifts from China. But Shaw would be too much of an amplifier to the ills of her Government.
Andrew Holness and Edward Seaga
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