“Street Protest” threats causes jitters for tourism sector

The threat made by the opposition in the house yesterday to “ take to the streets” have not gone unnoticed by those wishing to visit Jamaica.

Last night I received a number of messages and I will mention the narrative below.

A number of concerned persons have been making contacts with me asking

Person #1 “ Jay you have your ears close to the ground, we want to visit Ja during April, given this threat do you think its safe to do so.

My response ” The threat has been made by the power hungry opposition leader, who chances of become PM of this country has slipped from his grasps and is nothing more than an attention seeking statement from a  delusional individual at this time”.

Person #1  ” So are you suggesting its safe to come”

My Response ” Truth be told, the opposition is capable of doing just about anything under the guise of protecting our democracy, so they could indeed organize street protest. If that happens then it would not be a good idea to be here at that point in time”

Person #2   ” Jay is there a possibility of street protest in Jamaica and if so, what is the likely outcome”

Jay ” Its hardly likely that civil society would support such a move given the fragility of the economy, which simply cannot take any further shocks at this time”

Person #2  ” So are you suggesting its an empty threat”

Jay “ No , I am not suggesting that, but I think it would be the death knell of the party leader if he was to take such an action. It would signal the end of his leadership and the party conference this year”

Person #2  ” So, why have civil society not yet reacted to this statement”

Jay ” I think the are more focus on the so called self proclaim constitutional crises as it relates to the appointment of the CJ and the threat is poses to the stability of the country”

Person #2  “ But hold on , is the threat of opposition street protest not a greater threat to the stability of the country and the view of the political stability of the county in the eyes of the world

Jay ” That’s the Jamaican paradox my friend”

The opposition leader’s statement poses a clear and present danger to the rule of law and order in this country and, any organized street protest at this time, could have disastrous impact on the fragile state of the economic growth we are experiencing.

The opposition leader therefore needs to use the same forum he used to make those misguided statements, to unreservedly withdraw them and issue a public apology after which he should resign!




Peter Bunting represents the kind of leader Jamaica cannot afford to have.

Many of us listened with amazement to a youtube video, where the former ( yes former) potential leader of the PNP, Peter Bunting, was seen and heard, basically questioning the presence of the Chinese in Jamaica.

Peter appears to be suffering from Dementia or gross intellectual dishonesty, by taking this position when his government totally embraced the Chinese and all the projects they have laid down here in Jamaica.

The Chinese government like those before them have been very good to us, laying down major infrastructural projects, that country desperately needs but cannot afford. One should note that these projects are not 2 year, 5 years or even 10 years projects, these are projects that will last for generations if properly maintained and will outlive many of us. How therefore can one explain Mr Buntings seemingly irrational behaviour after less than 2 years in opposition?

One thing I can say for sure, is that the Phillip Paulwell camp, is sitting back laughing at the dumb statements being made by Bunting, who has moving away from being the next leader and into oblivion once Paulwell emerges as the new leader. Frankly I shudder at the thought of either of these two people ever becoming Prime Minister of this country.

Jamaicans need to take note of all the comments being made by Peter Bunting and make it very clear that he certainly does not represent the future of Jamaica. Hopefully between now and 2036 a new leader can emerge as neither do I wish to see Paulwell ever become Prime Minister of this country.

The Jamaican population needs to shun Peter Bunting and send him into political wilderness, before he destroys our relationship with our foreign partners .

Peter Phillips, man on a mission into the wilderness

Former finance Minister and wannabe leader of the PNP Dr Peter Phillips, seems like on a man on a mission that is likely to lead him nowhere but oblivion .

Peter Phillips appears not to have read or does not believe the recently released report which asserted that the reason for the last election loss was mainly to his doing in his focus on Holness house and assets as well as the failure to debate.

Peter has consistently called on the Prime Minister to make his integrity report public and having submitted 10 years worth of information,  Peter is now saying that is not enough, it needs to be examined by a parliamentary sub-committee.

Peter Phillips in one swipe has comprised his own integrity and is calling into question the integrity and competence of those at the Integrity commission, who are the same one who reviews his integrity report.

It would seem to me that Dr Phillips is smoking something he ought not to be smoking, because I cannot understand how a well educated man, could be spend so much time on a issue, which is not a national issue having been rejected by the people of Jamaica, why can’t he get and accept that.

Dr Phillips is ruining whatever little chance he had of becoming PNP President and Prime Minister of Jamaica, by doing exactly what cost the PNP the last election, which shows he is not learning and as such is not fit to ever lead this country.

Its time for Julian Robinson to step forward, because Dr Peter Phillips is spent and has no credibility or any chance of beating Peter Bunting come September.

Dr Peter Phillips may yet redeem himself by publishing 10 years worth of integrity report and call on the opposition leader to do the same.

Jamaicans did get it right on Feb 25, 2016 and we vow to keep the PNP in opposition for the next two terms, to give the country a chance to exhale.


PNP now a broken and divided party, good sign of Jamaica

The Jamaican people made the right decision when they booted the PNP from office on Feb ! 25, 2016. Since that election  loss the PNP have plummeted from hero to zero in less than 40 days and 40 nights.

The PNP has broken into many little pieces, with each other blaming the other for its election losses. Some have blamed the party leader, the General Secretary, the Finance Minister, the MP’s the austerity which was the new PNP religion to a range of other issues.

Just last Sunday a previously little know faction met at the conference center, where the young comrades came in for a lashing, while the party headed by Portia Simpson Miller was accused of using the Jamaican people like pawns in a much larger chess game.

The Jamaican people wisely recognized that the PNP was not the party that could take us to the next level and dumped them unceremoniously .Clearly this is not the type of party that the country would have needed at this time.

While the party is breaking into little pieces and seems set to implode, their clueless leader, who spent 4 years hiding has suddenly emerged and is now fully accessible to the media.

While the parking is sinking faster than the Titanic, the clueless party leader is on the attack, accusing the JLP of doing nothing but ” continuing the policies of the PNP”, DUH, does Mrs Clueless not understand the term continuity ?

Mrs Clueless is so out of touch, that she has lost all sense of reality, having been shielded for such a long time that time has passed her by and she believes she is back in 2011 and not 2016.

When she should have been talking to the people she choose to remain silent and has now chosen to speak to the people, when no one is interested in hearing her nonsense.

Bye Bye Portia, please step aside move on with dignity, vs being chased out of power and become the Seaga of the PNP.

Portia fortunes are over and the sooner she comes to that realization or people are honest enough to tell her, the longer the PNP will remain on the outside looking in.

That is not such a bad idea , they are much better on the outside looking on because in government they have always been a disaster.

On second thought I think she should remain as party leader for another 10 years, to the the JLP  a real chance of putting Jamaica on a sustainable growth path.






Portia Simpson Miller plays the gender card again !

“Why am I being asked to step aside, when other  before me have not been asked to do so, is it because I am a woman.”.

  1. No other PNP leader in recent memory has called two elections and lost both.
  2. No other PNP was so ineffective and absent for nearly 4 years.
  3. No other PNP leader, hid from the media for 4 years.
  4. No other PNP leader has acted so naive as this leader.

Every time Portia fails or is called out she pulls one of these cards

  1. Its because I am woman
  2. Its because I am a black woman
  3. Its because I am from humble beginnings

Portia Simpson Miller is 71 years old and its full time she grows UP and end the damn nonsense !

Julian Robinson for PNP President

I think Julian is the most suitable persons to lead the now crippled PNP, which has suffered under the less than desirable leadership (for want of a better word) offered by Portia Simpson Miller.

Traits I like about Julian

  1. Honest
  2. Credible
  3. Media savvy
  4. Social Media savvy
  5. No hint of corruption
  6. Very intelligent.
  7. Down to earth
  8. Leadership skills
  9. Not egotistic
  10. Full of awareness


Julian Robinson is the best person to lead the PNP at this stage and even though I am not a PNP fan, I would endorse his selection as party president.

PSM has done her time and need to exit gracefully or risk being thrown out. The party is urgent of renewal

Audley Shaw needs to talk less and work more

Audley Shaw is one man who seems to get excited every time he see a microphone and a camera and appears to feel compelled to “speak his mind”.

Audley however needs to recognize now that he is no longer the opposition spokesman on Finance and neither is he in search of the next big scandal.  The post that he carries is a big one and one that carries high visibility. The words of the Finance Minister extends beyond the shores of Jamaica and so those words must be chosen deliberately and carefully.

Audley cannot afford to speak loosely anymore and neither can he afford to speak out of turn as this to lead to credibility problem from himself and that of the government.

For Audley to be looking for money that has not yet been collected, shows either ignorance on his part or an attempt to misled the country .

Shaw must recognize that going forward he must focus on being diligent as Peter was and get the job done. What he did here has hurt him and he has come across as not being credible at best or ignorant at worst and this could be a disaster for the government if he does not change his moves going forward.

Shaw needs to recognize that the JLP cannot do what the PNP does and get away with it, because the JLP is held to a much higher standard than the PNP.





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