Information reaching Talk Jamaica Radio is that Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has survived a move to remove him from that office. The meeting which got underway at approximately 10 this morning lasted for some six hours and was allegedly convened, in part, to assess Holness’ stewardship of the Opposition. Reports suggest the meeting was heated as tempers flared. Media houses such as the Gleaner Company and Radio Jamaica, as well as our independent sources, suggested that a move was at play to unseat Holness. However, Leader of Opposition Business, Derrick Smith, has denied these reports. He says the meeting adjourned without a decision. Smith says the caucus will reconvene next week.
The allegations come on the heels of recent polls which show the JLP losing significant ground to the governing PNP. This was the second such move against Holness’ leadership. The parliamentary caucus had also taken a vote after the Court of Appeals rebuked Holness for acting unlawfully in the Senate letter saga.