Shame on ‘licky-licky’ PNP!

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY - AN­TO­NIO PORTER an­to­nio­[email protected]


I HAVE taken note of the Op­po­si­tion spokesper­son on for­eign af­fairs’ view that Ja­maica’s OAS vote against Venezuela was rep­re­hen­si­ble. But what was rep­re­hen­si­ble about the Gov­ern­ment’s ac­tion?

Is Lisa Hanna aware of what is tak­ing place in that coun­try? Re­cently, the chief jus­tice of that coun­try had to flee, stat­ing that he could not con­sci­en­tiously swear in a man who gained power il­le­git­i­mately.

Pres­i­dent Ni­colás Maduro has brought suf­fer­ing on the na­tion with hy­per­in­fla­tion and cap­i­tal flight.

Am l to un­der­stand that be­cause Maduro’s pre­de­ces­sor, Hugo Chávez, of­fered Ja­maica gen­er­ous terms un­der the PetroCaribe pact, the Hol­ness Gov­ern­ment should turn a blind eye to the rape of that coun­try’s democ­racy? Our con­science ought not to be bought out with oil diplo­macy.

Shame on you, Lisa Hanna! It is clear where both par­ties stand: The PNP stands for ‘licky-licky’, while the JLP stands for prin­ci­ple.


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