PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea said that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No 2 official.
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The three-man JLP Electoral Commission of Tom Tavares-Finson, George Soutar and Leslie Campbell is putting the party into disrepute -- the very thing it is cautioning both candidates to not do. After, with very poor reasoning, not facilitaing a public debate between Andrew Holness and Audley Shaw, the commission has now publicly stated that it will seek to safeguard the party from dirty or tainted money. Why the commission saw it fit to state this publicly is beyond me.
One may easily assume that, based on its actions so far, this is the end of face-to-face media debates between party members. With Shaw havng indicated an interes in a debate, the commission appears to be a convenient arm of the Holness campaign team. I saw the face-to-face debate between Derrick Smith and Gregory Mair and both men were courteous and gentlemanly. That this would not be used as a basis for a debate is then dubious.
This may be a time for the party's chairman, and/or some other responsible officers, to see to a rebalancing of what should be a responsible and impartial commission. If they continue on this track the JLP will become the laughing stock of the country.
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