The government went the extra mile to ‘spruce up’ areas President Barack Obama was expected to traverse during his stay on the island.
In addition to the removal, of stalls and homeless persons from some areas, major road resurfacing work also took place.
Many Jamaicans have claimed that the roads were fixed solely for the visit form the POTUS.
Amidst the excitement of Mr. Obama’s recent visit, journalists wasted no time to ask the Prime Minister for a response on the road work which was done ahead of the president’s arrival.
This was her response:
“My response would be, when we have our sisters, our mothers, grandmothers, cousins, aunts and uncles coming in, we always clean up our house to greet them”.
Many persons also hastened to voice their opinions of the Prime Minister’s comments on social media. Here are a few:
David Morgan: How about keeping your house clean all the time so if they pop up u don’t need ro worry.
Clifford Walters: I would do and say the same thing Portia say regardless of my academic qualifications, some people who makes sarcastic comments as if they’d do better would have cold feet before the president
Sophieafricanempress Godchild: Nasty
Sincere Griffiths: Suh a only when ppl a come a yuh yaad ur house can clean out? Portia yuh wukless bad……..I’ve travelled to the U.S. before and fi dem house clean right thru the damn year, government in Jamaica are so big copy cats that can’t keep up……only business bout dem self
Anika Borncute Reid: That’s madness a nasty ppl alone wait until visitors coming them clean their house shame on you poorsha.
Camara Aramac Rowe: Most of y’all are hypocrites! No matter what she admits you will crucify her! Some of you stop playing politics. My party cause mi a straight labourite and mi na switch would have done di same thing!
Romane Williams: sigh….anything the woman say its a problem……and if she dont say anything its still a problem kmt……………..i agree with you mama P 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! clean up!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ranar Ranger: Its not easy to lead us Jamaican when most our ppl are very negative, narrow minded n judgemental…this country need more than prayers look at these negative comments, when we all know what the poor lady meant! !!
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