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Crawford goat politics not even fit for curry

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Dear Editor,

I was listening to the so-called well-learned candidate for the Portland Eastern by-election, who is representing the People's National Party (PNP), Damion Crawford, and I was flabbergasted to hear his utterances as he tried to sell the idea that the residents would be issued goats for rearing. He suggested that with proper husbandry they will be able to multiply their stock over a period of time.

Listen, 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 takes years to grow back from their goat mouth.

The PNP has used this type of politics for years and has tricked the people with promises. Crawford has taken up his bag of tricks like a snake oil sales man and is now trying to convince the people of Portland Eastern that his remedy is a cure-all for all of their ailments from all of the rot and festering sore that has been happening in this constituency under PNP leadership for about 30 years with no solution.

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!

These goats must be coming from Goat Island. One has to ask who in this constituency will assist Crawford with tying out all these goats to supply the population?

Crawford, the people of the constituency need technical training for the changing world; they need better education, they need better roads and markets for farmers to sell their produce. They need expansion of the tourist markets, they need more farmers' cooperatives and produce processing facilities, etc.

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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