President of the People’s National Party, Mark Golding, has removed Dennis Meadows as the party’s caretaker for Northern Trelawny.

The move follows controversial comments by Meadows in which he endorsed the illegal activity of scamming.

A video of Meadows’ endorsement went viral on social media on Wednesday.

Meadows has since withdrawn the comments, which drew a strong rebuke from the party’s general secretary, Dr. Dayton Campbell on Wednesday.

But the party’s leader, Mark Golding, has now gone a step further by ousting Meadows from representing the party in the constituency won by the JLP’s Tova Hamilton in 2020.

In the PNP statement, Mr Golding said Mr Meadows’ candidature is untenable.

“Jamaica will no longer tolerate weak, unprincipled leaders who say one thing but do another. Jamaicans deserve better, and I will give it to them,” said Mr Golding.

Read the full statement:

Dennis Meadows Removed as PNP Provisional Candidate For North Trelawny

The President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Mark Golding, announces that Mr. Dennis Meadows has been removed as the party’s provisional candidate for North Trelawny.

PNP Leader Mark Golding stated “Cde Meadows’ continuation as the candidate is untenable in light of his egregious remarks on the platform, given that scamming is one of Jamaica‘s most serious national security challenges. Let this precedent be a warning to all who serve in the PNP under my leadership. We are demanding higher standards of accountability. Jamaica will no longer tolerate weak, unprincipled leaders who say one thing but do another. Jamaicans deserve better, and I will give it to them.”

We extend our gratitude to Mr. Meadows for his contributions during his time as the PNP’s provisional candidate, and wish him the best in his future endeavours.