As it is in the USA between the Democrats and the Republicans, Jamaica is now fast approaching the ‘silly season’ between the PNP and the JLP. Silly as our election campaign will see many on the platform using the mouth and tongue by pronouncements in ways it ought not to. Certainly not silly is the reality that our Island is at a crucial stage in our austerity measures. With the threat of ZIKA virus which will undoubtedly hit us, we can no longer delay the inevitable and that is to call the General Elections now and get it over with. Sick people will not be able to vote, and if Chikungunya is anything to go by, just do a reflection as to what that did to our productivity.
Our media reports at this time is basically one dimensional as the focus is on all Roads leading unto the campaign trail. Who will it be the orange or the green? My only reporting on politics will be notification of the date once it has been announced, and lastly the winner.
PNP and JLP hit the road
The JLP have restarted its Prosperity Live series with a tour and public meeting in Clarendon.
The party said the tour, which began in Freetown this morning, would culminate in a public meeting in Lionel Town at 6 p.m.
Party Leader, Andrew Holness, will speak at the meeting as well as other officers of the party.
Meanwhile, the PNP will take its Face2Face Series to the Cedar Grove Academy auditorium in East Central St Catherine.
Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Service, Peter Phillips; Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Arnaldo Brown, local government minister, Noel Arscott; and education minister Ronnie Thwaites are scheduled to speak at the event.
The meeting is set to start at 6 o’clock.