What's your solution, PNP?

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What's your solution, PNP?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Dear Editor,

It is always good to hear from the party in Opposition and its many recommendations to manage the affairs of the country. There are times when their suggestions can be worthy of consideration.

But I think the People's National Party (PNP) is not only trying to be relevant, but is clutching at straws.

Jamaica, as far as I know, is not a rogue State; its laws must be upheld. Why would a ship captain feel it is okay to ignore the proper channels and insist it is sailing into Jamaican waters because Jamaicans are on-board. A nuh so it go!

Now the Opposition, apparently unaware of the dangers of the novel coronavirus, is using it as a political tool to win support. Even if passengers are quarantined for 14 days aboard the vessel, how many have been tested for the virus? How many are negative? If not, when they arrive, where do we quarantine 1,000 people?

Apart from the human rights concerns, what would the Opposition do had it been in Government?

I learnt in primary schools that empty barrels make the most noise. If the PNP is not just making noise, outside of having the people quarantined on the ship, what would be its solution — apart from calling another Zoom press conference?


Peter Brown

Spanish Town

St Catherine

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