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One seems to be the new three for the PNP

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Dear Editor,

The public outcry from the People's National Party (PNP) on the Government's announcement of implementation of major roadworks for St Mary and its environs has further brought into the spotlight the deep desperation of a party hoping to gain power at all cost.

Why is the Opposition PNP not equally concerned about the other two garrison constituencies in which by-elections are equally due?

I note with discontent the effortless job done by the postman to deliver the letter penned by the PNP's General Secretary Julian Robinson calling for the intervention of the Office of the Political Ombudsman and the Office of the Contractor General in light of the new announcement.

This project was earmarked from as far back as 2009. Why was it not executed during the last Administration led by the PNP? Is St Mary not deserving of “progress”?

Lest we forget, the constituencies of St Andrew Southern and St Andrew South Western are also on the ballot. I hope the people of those constituencies will be able to return to the glory days of being able to exercise their franchise without fear and intimidation.

If the PNP is serious about fair elections they should, at most, ensure that the right to choose the desired political representative in these two garrison constituencies are ensured.

Comrade Robinson would appear more serious about fair elections; had he called on the political ombudsman and the contractor general to ensure that the necessary mechanisms are implemented to secure safe and fair election in all three constituencies.

I hope, however, that unlike Comrade Phillips's statement, and subsequent death of a true Comrade, that Robinson would pen a new letter demanding a full oversight in all three constituencies. One has become such a very consequential number in politics, but three can be even more haunting. I hope, though, he will have the stones to do just that.

Clinton Rattray

clintonray94@gmail.com

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