Replace McNeill now, Dr Phillips!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Dear Editor,

This is an open letter to p resident of the People's National Party Dr Peter Phillips:

You, Sir, need to take a look at refreshing your shadow Cabinet.

I say this because Dr Wykeham McNeill has not been doing his job as spokesperson for tourism well at all. For him, as a former minister of tourism, to sit and watch all this time as Minister Edmund Bartlett and Delano Seiveright wipe out the entire executive management of the portfolio, including loyal and qualified People's National Party (PNP) supporters, shows that he has fallen asleep.

Then to see him now blaming the permanent secretary for allowing everything to run “differently” is probably because he needs to show himself to look good for the PNP vice-presidential elections slated for September.

Fair is fair, Bartlett and his team have been doing a good job in tourism, but they did not have to wipe out so many people.

Dr Phillips, we need a spokesperson who can ask what has happened to the former Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook? And, is it true that the deputies and other heads in the Jamaica Tourist Board have been tossed out?

And who is this new Director of Tourism Donovan White, and what, if any, are his connections to the Jamaica Labour Party?

And the revelation that an individual is collecting two full-time government salaries — one from the ministry and the other from his substantive post — just shows how bad McNeill, in Opposition, has been.

Dr Phillips, your spokesman has let you down, and if you and the PNP will ever have a chance at winning the next election, you will need a vigilant team that will bring to the table new ideas and pay attention to what their counterparts in Government are doing.

I know you mean well, Dr Phillips, but stop letting your team down, and stop letting Andrew Holness run circles around you.

Upset Supporter

Jamaica

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