PNP MP Facing Backlash over Tribal Comments

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Member of Parliament for East St. Catherine, the PNP’s Denise Daley, is facing criticism for comments she made claiming people who wear green in her constituency will be ‘sent out’ or ‘asked to leave’.

Ms. Daley made the comments on Sunday.

She was speaking at a political meeting in St. Andrew West Rural to introduce, Jennifer Housen, as the PNP’s standard-bearer to challenge the JLP’s, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Ms Daley reportedly said no physical harm would come to people wearing green.

Reacting, Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says political leaders should choose their words more carefully. Green is the colour of the governing Jamaica Labour Party, while orange is that of the opposition People’s National Party.

During her visit to West Rural St. Andrew, Ms Daley told the gathering of PNP supporters that people who come to her constituency wearing green would be ‘sent out’ or ‘asked to leave’.

Ms. Daley noted that she can’t see anything green that looks good.

In pledging her support to Ms. Housen, the sitting MP said the constituency of West Rural St. Andrew belongs to the PNP.

Here’s a clip from part of her speech. We must tell you that the audio quality is poor.

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Responding to Denise Daley’s comments, the Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says elected representatives should choose their words carefully.

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The Ombudsman says she’s investigating the matter.

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And Eastern St. Catherine Member of Parliament Denise Daley is apologizing to anyone who’s offended by her comments.

However, the MP says she is being misrepresented by the media. She says her comments were never meant to be politically divisive.

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She’s also chiding the media for what she calls ‘pettiness’ over her comments.

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