Barbadians continue to thank which ever master we currently serve. In contrast Jamaica is about to receive the onslaught of Hurricane Dean termed the strongest since 1950, not even as strong as Hurricane Gilbert. If we consider the edged political climate which has played-out in Jamaica at previous elections the expected disruption to general elections to be held on 27 August 2007 will have to be carefully managed. It is obvious to outsiders that the advantage is with Portia Simpson and her PNP. The purpose of this article is not to heavy coat the election landscape in Jamaica but to send our prayers to the Jamaican people. If we can anticipate the destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dean it will call for collaboration between the PNP anf JLP at a time when emotions are close to flash point.
To give Barbadians a taste of the current political battle which is raging in Jamaica it is sharply illustrated in the Youtube video: Remember BU called in a previous article for the BLP and DLP to use the new emerging channels to deliver their messages, the Jamaican political parties are miles ahead of us in terms of election campaign strategy.
Even at this early stage as we anticipate the destruction to be wrought by Hurricane Dean on Jamaica, BU and Barbadians beseech the Jamaican political parties to act responsibly by using a bi-partisan approach post Hurricane Dean.