Very interesting from a very powerful and respected magazine.
And, sometimes almost despite himself, he has been Jamaica’s most successful leader in decades.
Reports reaching us are that the PNP would be happy to have Audley leading up to the next election vs having to face Andrew Holness in the next polls. The pnp reported has plans to use the emails between Audley and now convicted fraudster David Smith concerning the foreign exchange trading – Australian model.
The emails are available in the public domain and could be very damaging to Audley. Interestingly the “money” is reportedly following Audley so it will be interesting how this one plays out.
So Harold Brady had a meeting at his house to strategize about the early removal of Bruce Golding and in the process Andrew Holness was setup in the process. This was done to pave the way for the election of Audley Shaw as Prime Minister.
The media was fed this information to stimulate conversation about Andrew’s capacity to exercise good judgement, but will this work?
We shall see.
Which would you prefer?
How could you not be affiliated with a man who was the benefactor of your constituency ?
Can you suffer the indignity of being the one of the few head of state to have their diplomatic visa revoked ?
How would you like history to remember you?
Bruce has indicated that he is fed-up with the bitterness and snipping which was taking place in the party and his authority was being openingly being challenged by certain MP’s in the house of representative.
He indicated that he was being undermined by his own party and the antagonism towards him a situation the he could no longer tolerate.
He said he has had to seek support form Peter Phillips and Peter Bunting to push through bills which his own party would not support. Golding said there are many in his party which many unresolved issues that must be addressed for the party to move forward. He indicated that the revocation of the visa of James Robertson and Joseph Hibbert are two of those issues.
Golding has indicated that many in the party has “skeleton” in their closet and these could be exposed leading up to the next election and the party should be VERY CAREFUL who they select to replace him.
Bruce Golding has indicated that the party should select a young person to be his replacement in order to move the party forward.
Bruce Golding indicated he will NOT change his position and has indicated that he recognized that he will be a liability to the party and would hinder the party chances of winning the next election.
Another question being asked is what occurred at Liguanea and what impact that may have had on Bruce Golding decision, we may not know but word is that was part of what pushed Golding through the door.
Education minister has emerged as the front runner is the word from JLP insiders as Tufton is seen as a Golding protege and will have a tough time beating Andrew Holness.
Stay tuned for more….
BREAKING NEWS !!
There has been a stunning development in the JLP at the meeting of central executive of the JLP where Bruce has decided to step down as party leader and will demit office as soon as a new party leader has been selected/elected.
Is this a desperate move on the part of the JLP in there bid to seek re-election ?
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What a difference a week make, you take off a week vacation and quite a lot has occured.
The data out of Trnidad mirrors somewhat the very same problems we have here in Jamaica. In a country where the ratio of Indians to Blacks is close to 50:50 , they have found that 80+ % of gang members are blacks, which is not surpirzing.
Trinidad and Tobago now rivals Jamaica as the most violent country in the Caribbean, with the number of annual murders rising sharply from 98 to 550 over the last decade, with some areas in the Port of Spain police division being listed among the most dangerous in the world
On June 21, the UK High Commissioner, Jeremy Creswell
informed the Canadian High Commissioner, the NAS Director and
ICE Attache that there seems to be a “cabal” within Prime
Minister Golding’s Government that still wants Lewin out.
According to Creswell, immediately after Lewin’s decision to
remain as Commissioner, James Robertson, Minister without
Portfolio, Office of the Prime Minister, requested a private
meeting with Creswell. During the meeting, Robertson, who is
believed to have links to criminal organizations, expressed
his fury over Lewin’s decision to stay, and criticized
members of the Services Commission for persuading Lewin to
withdraw his resignation, calling them the UK’s friends.
Creswell told us that he was surprised by and still unsure of
the purpose of Robertson’s visit. Creswell’s analysis of an
anti-Lewin sentiment within the Golding administration is
shared by the Canadian High Commissioner.
(C) Ministry of National Security Senior Advisor on
Policy, Ann Marie Barnes, had previously informed the NAS
director that Prime Minister Golding never wanted Lewin in
the job and only took him when it became clear that there was
no international support for his chosen candidate, Assistant
Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington. (Note: Ellington,
who is considered by many to be an intelligent and capable
officer, is suspected of having links to criminal
organizations. The Assistant Commissioner of Police for
Anti-Corruption, Justin Felice, a British officer seconded to
the JCF, informed NAS that based on a request from
Commissioner Lewin, he has pulled together a file on
Ellington’s extra-curricular activities. On June 22, Lewin
stated that he plans to call Ellington in to discuss his
future with the JCF. According to Lewin, Ellington needs to
decide whether he wants to be a police officer or something
Background: “Bungles” finally bungles
2.(SBU) Daley is a street policeman who worked his way up through
the ranks, earning a reputation for ruthlessness in such troubled
areas as west Kingston, Spanish Town, and St. Catherine. Well
connected and wealthy, he owns numerous business and residential
properties and allegedly has close ties to Jamaican criminal leaders
(dons) of the “One Order” and “Clansman” gangs. Known in some
quarters as Jamaica’s “Don of Dons,” Daley is rumored to have
arranged contract murders, and had been considered by many to be
“untouchable.” He is strongly suspected by Post, the local U.K. and
Canadian High Commissions, and Jamaican authorities of involvement
in both drug and human trafficking. High level members of the
Jamaican government and the JDF had feared the outbreak of civil
unrest in Spanish Town when news of his arrest spread; however, thus
far this has not occurred. Concerns for the safety of JCF and JDF
members involved in the “sting” operation are quite serious.