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Opposition Leader’s Criticism of Gov. Re Vaccine Take Up As Irresponsible, Vulgar and Strange

Opposition Leader Mark Golding

February 24, 2021 | Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

We all welcome any criticism which can keep the government in check.

“Gross negligence”

A comment attributed to Hon. Mark Golding, Opposition Leader at a Press Conference yesterday February 23, 2021 has no foundation and could be seen as irresponsible. This statement flies in the face of the facts.

“This “Gross Negligence” statement makes for catchy headlines”

According to Tauna Thomas speaking on “What’s On My Mind” today February 24, 2021. On radio.

“If the Government had chosen unsafe vaccines then they would be guilty of gross negligence”

Concluded Tauna Thomas.


We expect sound opposition to keep us on track. Sound government calls for an effective Opposition.  The system calls for this check and balance. Golding holds a Constitutional Office. If he is not careful with his utterances then he will not be taken seriously.

We expect sound opposition from Her Majesty’s Opposition.  They must place themselves to be seen as an alternative government should tat time arise.

Dr. Maurice Guy, Opposition spokesman on Healrh has agreed that the National Health Fund management is sound.  He also recommend a wider range of players to be able to do Antigen testing.

Pharmacists being Shut out

Pharmacists have been asking to give them permission to be a player in the testing and distribution of the vaccine Nationwide. The law needs to be amended. An amendment has been tabled two weeks ago in Parliament,  but not debated to date February 24, 2021.

Dr. Guy is not in support of a National Shut down.

“Shut instead a comnunity to stem spread’

Maurice Guy speaking in a radio interview monitored by Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie on February 24, 2021.


We hope good sense will prevail as we need all hands on board.  Opposition Leader and the People’s National Party (PNP). are critical going forward.  We expect sound thinking and responsible utterances from them.  We can do without irresponsible vulgar and strange utterances at this time. We are all in this together.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a veteran journalist with International exposure. He relishes politics.

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