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Day for PNP - Shaw
Henry, Gleaner Writer
LABOUR Party (JLP) Deputy Leader and Member of Parliament
for North East Manchester, Audley Shaw, says Thursday June
19, will be "Judgement Day" for the P. J. Patterson-led
People's National Party's (PNP) administration.
Shaw was addressing hundreds of green-clad, bell-ringing labourites,
while presenting the JLP's 15 candidates in Manchester for
the Local Government election, during heavy showers inside
the Christiana taxi stand on Friday night.
said the PNP administration will be given its ratings come
Thursday, based on its handling of the economy, and hence
the election day is being dubbed "Judgement Day".
JLP Deputy Leader said voters will be registering their disappointment
with the administration's running of the economy following
its re-election during the October 16th General Election,
which saw the PNP getting a fourth consecutive term in office.
identifying a number of items for which prices have skyrocketed
over the past month, Mr. Shaw stated that it was due mainly
to the poor performance of the Government.
said that there were signs that the people have become frustrated
and would be registering their disgust at the polls.
taking a swipe at the administration's decision to employ
former MPs as consultants, Mr. Shaw charged that it was a
waste of taxpayer's money while providing jobs for the "boys".
urged JLP supporters to treat the up-coming election like
a general election, go out early and cast their votes.
Shaw also used the opportunity to speak on the Government's
move to implement the Caribbean Court of Justice, saying that
the Government wanted to replace the Privy Council to put
in place a "Caribbean Kangaroo Court".
are trying to put in this court so that when P. J. Patterson
want the decision that him want from that court him call up
him friends in the Caribbean and say the one Shaw is trying
to appeal a case to you but a want you to dust Shaw for me."