Respecting the Prime Minister

You know I have grown sick and tired of hearing people talk about respecting the office of the Prime Minister. 

Does the Prime Minister and her office respect the people of Jamaica?

Take a good look at where the country is and then answer that question.

Some of us are so POLITICALLY WHIPPED that we fail to see the forest for the trees.

How in God’s name do you respect someone who has no respect for the people she claims to lead?

Case in point, take a look at her CONSTITUENCY. If her mantra is WE CARE FOR THE POOR, how on earth is it possible that after being a member of Parliament for so many years those in her constituency are living in such ABJECT SQUALOR?

And if Jamaica is PNP country and the PNP has controlled Westmoreland for so many years, how is it that they do not have RUNNING WATER and PROPER ROADS?

Does the prime minister care about the country?
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What is puzzling to me is that in all this the people still shout ‘MAMA P’.

What kind of mother treats her children with such disdain and disrespect?

SERIOUSLY? What kind of respect do you pay to an individual, her party or her office, when the National Housing Trust’s money is being squandered, and she knows nothing about it?

When Millions of TAX PAYERS’ money is being squandered and she apparently DOES NOT CARE?

When basic items such as GLOVES, NEEDLES, etc are needed in the HOSPITALS and SHE IS NOT AWARE?

When she herself uses the divide and conquer tactics of fair skinned against dark skinned Jamaicans because she IS CLUELESS bout the MOTTO that says OUT OF MANY ONE?

Yet those who support her have the AUDACITY to talk about RESPECT, and the need to BIG HER UP because she is Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister?

RUBBISH! When leaders are ELECTED, they should possess the ability to LEAD.

Real leaders do not tell people that they have to wait seven days to get answers to CRITICAL ISSUES FACING THE COUNTRY.

Real leaders are AWARE of what is happening to both COUNTRY and PEOPLE.

Real leaders look for solutions, not excuses. Real leaders CARE, don’t sit on their ‘behines’ and feed the people MUMBO JUMBO to make themselves look good.

Now the QUESTION is Do  Jamaicans want real leaders, or are they going to remain die heart PNP or JLP supporters  to the DETRIMENT of both PEOPLE and COUNTRY?

At what point do we free ourselves from the shackles of partisan politics and vote on ISSUES, ACCOUNTABILITY, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, and stop putting people on PEDESTALS who do not deserve to be there?

Take a good look around you and ask yourself HOW PROUD AM I OF BEING JAMAICAN?

I can HONESTLY say that after 50 odd years of INDEPENDENCE if this is where we are, then we have achieved NOTHING, and PRIDE is not what I am feeling.

 I feel disgust. Disgust to see where we are and that because of IGNORANCE and ILLITERACY we have no one to blame but ourselves.

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Keron Blessforlyphe
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Real talk,we need to firm a petition on change.org to get more voice and more ppl to know there right and have and understanding how to make a change/difference

Jacqueline Samms-Sherbin
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This article is right on point….

Shelly-ann Happilyeverafter Lynch
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Totally agree

Nicola James
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Well said..

Andrea Angie Tater
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Absolutely on point on this hypocrisy! !!!! Our voting poor majority must not vote with emotions. Even an illiterate person can look around and see the squalor and lack of basic resources that makes their lives as well as their children intolerable.

Natesha Jameison
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I agree 100%. It’s a damn shame.

Derek Rounce
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Im so peaved to hear the prime minister declare an area pnp teritory. No one has the right to make such affirmative remark. It shows how
Confident they are of the people’s vote because they prey on their vulnerability.

Patch P Wilson
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Some conscious talk but Jlp is not the answer, as a government worker we got the worst treatment for the 4 years they were in government

Claudette BashHislifey Campbell
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Yes Lord Michelle you hit the bail pon the head political blindness is rampant in the masses.

Evadne Burke
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I do think we need better leaders but Some Jamaicans need to try and look out for themselves.In most of these areas people are given financial help constantly but they remain the same and what about the people who steal the materials given to repair the roads? We have a host of problems and the major one is the type of leaders we have but in all of this Jamaicans need to stand up for themselves and stop depending on politicians.

Rohan Austin Smith
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I TOTALLY agree. Its a sad affair.

Edward Austin
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Same as in Barbados

Dexter Shenk
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Shame on them a careless mother nuh take care of the kids and the ignorant ppl a talk bout sister P sister mi rassss.

Stacy-ann Smith
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I live in Westmoreland and I have running water

Paul Moses
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It has taken us too longer to understand the failure of our leaders. The question is what are we going to do. They will not change. Life in the great house too sweet.

Nubius Femi
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On point !

Neeka Anderson-Isaacs
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Truth, I agree so happy someone step up and talk it as it is,

Chadrick Walker
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I agree with this article.

Cordell Green
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Everyday I look at how these politicians behave in parliament I wonder if they are taking Jamaicans for idiots. They pass all sort of dirty remarks about each other and then go about their business laughing at us. I think we need to take a stand for what we want in our country.

Denaro Denaro Movenents
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Pnp is a peoples party poor or rich and we should always let the course take its place don’t rush into things.how would you pay back all the taxes that jamaica owes.can’t answer.how woul6s you more jobs

Hugh Jones
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Michelle Bradshaw. Edward Seaga was the member of parliament for tivoli gardens for over thirty years and look at the state of that community today. So?

Trevor Wright
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So who should we respect….I see that we are blaming Portia and I want to be sure who we are dealing with .. Which lens are looking through… No so called independence when you are cloth in green… Who do you think deserve our respect… Which leaders constituency is rid of poverty… Which leader had no waste … Which leader was so aware that we had proper run hospitals…

Chris-ann Nunes
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A real talk

Christine Hacker-Barrett
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I agree wholeheartedly now we need to rally the educated to advocate and get more educated to motivate more of the educated to vote because we simply cannot expect people who are satisfied with what is happening to determine who leads us. We need to get more involved in the process and show our leaders that unlike what they think Jamaicans are educated and Jamaicans expect more from them.

Janet Margaret Davis
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The PNP were elected on the usual pre-election lies and Portia herself is an all talk and no action PM…..I keep saying it and I’ll keep saying it …. IT’S TIME A THIRD INDEPENDENT PARTY WAS FORMED AND ELECTED and the PNP and JLP were kicked to the side…Jamaicans need to wake up before the country sinks forever…

Adrian McLean
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I have always maintained that PSM was a face without substance. She has nothing to offer the people of Jamaica but empty promises for the very basic things that prevents a country from becoming a banana republic.

Joyce Hayden
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Time to rise up New generation to move things and tread the decades of stalemate.

LaNette Worrell
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I agree is a crying shame how the people in westmoreland go with running for months at a time and the lights are off ever other day

Deirdre Hosang
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Wake up Jamaica read this

Tiyone Lee
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Amen!

Sandra Stephenson Edwards
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Jamaicans are Jamaica’s worst enemies – the poison and venom spewed is the typical behaviour of most Jamaican world wide, no wonder we are disliked so much.

Vernon Thompson
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ever wonder why our prime minister never says Jamaica (jamaikuh),according to her we are not Jamaicans(jamaicons).Can you run a country when you don’t respect it enough to learn to pronounce its name properly.

Kristal ZBelle Dior Hall
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Most honest article to date

PeterandShauna Webster
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The sad thing about this country is that we are too polarized, people aren’t born PNP or JLP. Issues are what is important but the people who might care about them only speak out about them on their verandas or FB they don’t vote so we keep getting governments that really don’t care about us and are not accountable to anyone but themselves!!!!

Aggrey Hds Brown
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uno vote har in sah..

Star Williams
Guest

Very true it is a sad state we’re in when we don’t realize that we the ppl should expect and demand more

Gersham Mcgowan
Guest

I share your views yes but only to ask where are we to find a leader to represent with the people and country at heart. The two parties does fail over the years. So where do we go from here? .ps. and one person can not, I repeat can not run the country we need a dedicated team which all members speak the same language with similar interest for Jamaica and Jamaican.

Jodey Samms
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Respecting the office has nothing to do with the person. Jamaicans have long lost respect for every sacred thing their is including the church & that is why we are in this sad state of affairs. Manners make the a man & it alonng wuth respect goes a long way.

Raymond Morgan
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HOW DO THEY LIVE WITH THEMSELVES,THEY ALL LIVE IN LUXURY ,N PRETEND TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON WITH THE POOR WHO ARE THE MAJORITY,N THE SO CALLED MIDDLE CLASS WHO ARE LIVING ONE PAYCHECK ,FROM POVERTY,THEY COME AROUND THESE FOLKS AROUND ELECTION TIME N PARADE THEMSELVES LIKE THEY ARE WITH THESE PEOPLE ,THEY WILL GIVE THEM THEIR NUMBER N STAY IN THE COMMUNITY UNTILL DOG FRAID,THEN AS THE ELECTION DAY IS OVER THEY HEAD BACK UPTOWN N THEY NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN N THAT NUMBER RINGS WITHOUT AN ANSWER.

Raymond Morgan
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IF THEY SO LOVE THE PEOPLE N THEIR COUNTRY,WHY WHEN THEY WRE ASKING THE CIVIL SERVANTS TO TAKE A PAY FREEZE FOR 3 YRS THEY DIDNT VOLUNTEER TO TAKE EVEN A 1% PAY CUT,ON TOP OF THAT BUYING THESE EXPENSIVE SUV THAT THEY ARE GONNA OWN ON TOP OF ALL THAT FREENESS THAT THEY ARE GETTING THAT COMES WITH BEING AN MP.

Clifton Mcdonald
Guest

May God help us all

Winston Keen
Guest

i am very ashamed of being jamaican . we have done nothing . the masses of the nation have gotten worst in literacy over the years .

Rohan Murdock
Guest

Bare in mind that a leader voted in by the majority of the country’s population . So no matter how much the people dislike the Prime Minister or disrespect her she will have to do her time in Office . So people that’s how it goes , seriously , seriously .

Stephanie Powell
Guest

No miss westmoreland has running water and good road. Beg pardon.

Stephanie Powell
Guest

Other than that. Good point.

Brendon Jackie Shaw
Guest

Real talk, I feel no sympathy for Jamaica as a whole they continue to elect the same incompetent could give a damn leaders then cry about getting nothing in return. If you want change you gotta make a change change you voting habits to hell with politically parties

Arline Mcgregor
Guest

Sad to say these are my sentiments exactly!! But remember to keep our love of yard!

Keron Survivor Blessforlyphe
Guest

Real talk,we need to firm a petition on change.org to get more voice and more ppl to know there right and have and understanding how to make a change/difference

Patch P Wilson
Guest

Some conscious talk but Jlp is not the answer, as a government worker we got the worst treatment for the 4 years they were in government

Evadne Burke
Guest

I do think we need better leaders but Some Jamaicans need to try and look out for themselves.In most of these areas people are given financial help constantly but they remain the same and what about the people who steal the materials given to repair the roads? We have a host of problems and the major one is the type of leaders we have but in all of this Jamaicans need to stand up for themselves and stop depending on politicians.

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