Mos­quito in­fes­ta­tion in Port­more a real is­sue

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDITOR, Sir: MY SON who was born in Port­more and has lived there his en­tire life and will be 40 years old next month. In all this time and be­fore, the Peo­ple’s National Party (PNP) has held full sway in terms of political rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the area.

I don’t live there any­more, but on my last visit ear­lier this year, I was shocked to re­alise that mos­quito in­fes­ta­tion re­mains as large a prob­lem as it was 40 years ago. This, I be­lieve, is the essence of the point young Ken­isha Allen sought to make in her mos­quito ref­er­ence dur­ing last Wed­nes­day’s tele­vi­sion de­bate. Such a pity pub­lic com­men­ta­tors seem so fix­ated on the hu­mour of her style that they have al­lowed the sub­stance to be com­pletely lost upon them.

If the now mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Port­more un­der 40 years of PNP lead­er­ship has not been able to come to grips with a ma­jor el­e­ment of its pub­lic health and san­i­ta­tion re­spon­si­bil­ity, isn’t it high time to try find some­one else who can?

C. GREY

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