What will the future hold for our political landscape?
Will there be new faces in high places? Or will it be same old, same old?
Well, Jamaicans are intrigued to see how the PNP rallies, from its 2016 election loss and whether they will listen to the ‘articulate minority’.
Many surmise that the leader of the Peoples’ National Party, is obstinate. The ‘mud slinging’ is rife with colorful names, for the PNP president, which I will not repeat here. Jamaicans on every side were ‘up in arms’, when the PNP decided to bow out of the National Debate.
So, will the PNP Executive take time out to analyse, synthesize and exercise some changes?
Who will go and who will stay?
In the mean time, let’s review the PNP’s Portia Simpson led, 2016 Spokesperson Council.
- Leader of the Opposition, Defence, Social Transformation, Community Development and Gender Affairs – Portia Simpson-Miller with Deputy Colin Fagan
- Finance and Planning – Peter Phillips
- Public Service and Public Sector Modernisation – Senator Lambert Brown
- Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade – Dr Morais Guy
- National Security – Peter Bunting
- Energy and Mining (and Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives) – Phillip Paulwell
- Industry, Investment and Commerce – Anthony Hylton
- Justice and Governance (and Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate) – Senator Mark Golding
- Education and Training – Ronald Thwaites with deputy Michael Stewart
- Tourism – Dr Wykeham McNeil
- Health – Horace Dalley with deputy Dr Lynvale Bloomfield
- Information and the Knowledge Economy – Julian Robinson with deputy Dwayne Vaz
- Land and the Environment – Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns
- Agriculture – Dayton Campbell with deputy Victor Wright
- Transport – Mikael Phillips
- Works – Richard Azan with deputy Dr Winston Green.
- Housing and Rural Development – Luther Buchanan
- Labour and Social Security – Fenton Ferguson with deputy Senator Floyd Morris
- Youth and Culture – Lisa Hanna
- Sport and Entertainment – Natalie Neita Headley
- Local Government – Noel Arscott with deputy Denise Daley
- Water and Climate Change –Ian Hayles with deputy Evon Redman