Source: Jamaica Gleaner
I just have to put in my 2 cents worth about this issue. I don’t know the lady and yes she has her degrees, one of which is a Masters in Communication, but excuse me please….what does Lisa Hanna know about government? The Government of Jamaica, with taxpayers’ money, finances 80% of UWI tuition for certain degrees. Couldn’t they have gone to UWI and scout persons who are pursuing a Masters in Poltical Science, Public Administration, Government, Development Studies, Gender Studies etc.? At least let taxpayers feel as if they are getting their money’s worth? Why Lisa Hanna? Is what so? Let me just say that I do not support the way in which she was rammed down the throat of her would be constituents. It goes against democracy, something that Jamaicans treasure! Anyway, I am still trying to figure out how she got this post overnight. Let’s see. Lisa Hanna may have been Miss World 1993, but is that sufficient? Yes, she builds a school or 2 or 10, is that sufficient? Does she truly understand the issues that rural folk have? Does she understand the poverty that has plagued these people since independence? Does she understand that the people don’t want an ex-pat or better yet, a visiting Plantation Owner? What makes it worst is that the woman was not even a registered a voter, member of the PNP and had no clue how to go about registering herself to vote…..is she for real? People…..how can this be? Somebody must have made a hefty contribution to the PNP….It has to be that! Do you know that up to the end of May she was a member of G2K, the JLP’s youth arm? And what makes me even angrier is the fact that Floyd Morris has the nerve to appear on the news saying that she should be given a chance and yes they hear the constituents but frankly the PNP couldn’t care less! PJ supports this move as well. Portia says God told her to put Lisa Hanna there as she only takes His instructions, screw what the people think!I think that this is nepotism at its highest level and I hope the people of SE. St. Ann vote for the oppositon or not vote at all. As someone who has spent the last 7 years researching and reading on Development issues, especially Third World Development…..mi couldn’t si miself a wuk unda dem people ya! I don’t usually agree with Bruce but I have to this time, when he told the people of SE St. Ann that if they never vote for themself before, this is one time they should! Is it fair that Portia Simpson Miller should select this candidate when the people from the area have rejected her? I smell something very fishy. Do you?