Safe seats breed ne­glect

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

plat­forms, were seek­ing to spin the in­de­fen­si­ble as a mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tion of their leader’s state­ment, and, in the process, in­sult­ing the in­tel­li­gence of the Ja­maican peo­ple.

I am not at all sur­prised, though, at their re­sponses, as both, in the re­cent past, have them­selves been the sub­ject of con­tro­ver­sial state­ments for which we have not had an apol­ogy, and one would have thought they would have learnt from their mis­steps.

The fact that Mrs Simp­son Miller has ex­pressed re­morse for her ac­tions and has promised a state­ment on the is­sue is a wel­come first step. I hope we will never have a re­cur­rence of such out­ra­geous be­hav­iour. ER­ROL MCLEISH er­mar­lii16@hot­mail.com Greater Port­more St Cather­ine THE EDITOR, Sir: IN YOUR ed­i­to­rial of Novem­ber 24, 2016, you stated that the com­mu­ni­ties of Lakes Pen, Quar­rie Hill, Grange Lane and Clifton, are part of the con­stituency of St Cather­ine South­ern. This is not so.

These com­mu­ni­ties com­prised part of the con­stituency of St Cather­ine East Cen­tral. Prior to 2011, they were part of St Cather­ine South­ern. The con­stituency of St Cather­ine

SIMP­SON MILLER

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