Jamaica PM invites opposition to help end garrison politics

(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister Andrew Holness has written to the Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, inviting her to walk with him as part of a move to end garrison politics in Jamaica.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News understands that in the letter dated October 27, Holness invited Simpson Miller to walk with him in communities that fall within zones of political exclusion.

It is said that the Prime Minister described the walk as an important symbolic step, which will signal collective commitment to act responsibly and coordinate well needed access to closed communities.

In his inaugural address at King’s House on Sunday, Prime Minister Holness said it was time for an end to garrison politics.

He also promised to write to Simpson Miller on the issue and argued that political parties had it within their ability to end garrison politics.

Simpson Miller has said she has no difficulty walking with Holness.

However, Simpson Miller said the prime minister should take the lead by walking with his political opponent in his west central St. Andrew.

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