Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness on Wednesday captured the attention of several social media users when he declared his love for Desert Clarks on social media websites Facebook and Twitter.
He declared his love for the boots in a tweet from the Twitter account @AndrewHolnessJM, using a popular Vybz Kartel song.
“A weh yuh get dah new Clarks deh daadi? Clarks is my preferred shoe, the Desert Clarks is particularly comfortable,” he tweeted.
The account, which is reportedly run by ‘Team Prosperity’, tweeted a picture of the former prime minister dusting off a pair of Desert boots from Clarks, to accompany the lyrics.
The account even responded to a follower who asked him if he liked low cut Deserts as well, by saying: “Clean to mi step”.
The account has more than 10,000 followers on Twitter and has been actively involved in his campaign tactics for the soon-to-be-announced general elections.
Meanwhile, the same image was shared on Facebook from the account Hon Andrew Holness.
He went a little further by stating that he has already “walked off” two pairs of the boots around Jamaica.
“New pair ready for the road. Going around Jamaica to deliver the message. Shoes have to be clean,” the post read.
The West Central St Andrew member of Parliament has also been tweeting several images and stories of his campaign activity via the social media platforms and has been interacting with his followers, possibly as an appeal to the uncommitted.
Story by David Wright
After British Prime Minister, David Cameron’s resent visit to Jamaica, where he offered the government millions to assist with the construction of a prison, Jamaicans at home and abroad have expressed anger at Prime Minister Simpson-Miller’s response. As oppose to overtly rejecting the offer (knowing that the funds being presented can be used in a much more effective manner) the PM seems to be embracing his suggestion. Her actions, or lack thereof, have left Jamaicans questioning her love and commitment to the development of the Jamaican people.
Jamaicans have taken to social media to say how disappointed they are in Mrs. Simpson-Miller’s handling of the situation. Many are connecting her refusal to reject the prison deal with statements she made earlier about her love for the poor.
As general elections draws near on the island, the leader of the opposition, Andrew Holness, has made it clear that if his party forms the next government, they will immediately say no to the prison offer made by David Cameron.
On a recent post on his Face Book page, Andrew Holness, the leader of the Jamaica Labor Party, (one of the two major political parties in Jamaica) promised to put Jamaica’s youths back to work, if elected.
This is what he said, “I am committed to reducing youth unemployment within the first two years of the Jamaica Labour Party government. We will do this by first establishing a Programme of National Apprenticeship and second, we will develop the industries here in Jamaica which will generate jobs. Aside from the acknowledged Business Process Outsourcing sector, we will develop new industries which will generate jobs in e-waste recycling, aircraft maintenance, niche product agriculture and processing, and creative entertainment and content development. The traditional areas of construction and housing development, and light manufacturing and assembly still have great potential to generate employment if stimulated correctly. We can put our young people to work in meaningful ways. Our goal is full employment for Jamaica. Too many of our sons and daughters are sitting at home hopeless and frustrated.”
Jamaica currently has a very high unemployment rate, especially among young people.
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As Jamaica’s federal elections draws near the leader of the opposition, Mr. Andrew Holness has been very busy campaigning. Though Jamaicans are use to politicians surfacing in an election season, there seem to be a feeling of sincerity about Mr. Holness’ actions. He appears to be genuinely concerned about the downward direction the country is going, branding his party ‘Team Prosperity’ and stating that when in power they will grow the Jamaican economy which will mean better lives for all Jamaicans.
He has so far visited some of the poorest and most desolate regions on the island; and in what can only be interpreted as an effort to really connect with party loving Jamaicans, he has even showed up at dances held in the inner cities.
Randy Glasgow Productions is sending out an invitation to all artists to participate in the 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Political Calypso Monarch Competition. The Super Prelims is scheduled for Saturday June 6 2015 at Arima Velodrome and the competition is open to any one.
Persons interested in participating should simply email their political song to firstname.lastname@example.org. Competitors stand a chance of winning over $500,000. TTD in total prize money.
Political Calypso Monarch Competition 2015 Rules:
1. Competition is open to all citizens of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean nations.
2. All participants however, must be a standing financial member of Trinbago Unified Calypsonian Organisation (TUCO).
3. There is NO FEE Registration.
4. Appearance FEES will be paid from Semi-Final Round.
5. Competitors must submit choice of Political Song to gain selection for Preliminary Round by emailing – email@example.com or dropping off material on CD Only @ #29 Warner St., Newtown, Woodbrook, by May 20th 2015.
6. No more than 35 singers will be selected to compete at Preliminary Round on Sat June 6th 2015.
7. Song could be a new Song or Song of any Year.
8. Use of any Obscence Words/Language, Libelous Statements, will lead to automatic disqualification and if Artiste is arrested by Police or other Law Enforcement Agencies, Artistes will not have the support of the Promoters and Sponsors.
9. The Judges decision are final.
The Jamaica Tourist Board is now in talks with the organizers of the Aarhus Reggae Festival as they are interested in partnering with them for the 2015 staging of the festival as well as future events. Both entities believe that as Danish people are allotted approximately six weeks of vacation time annually and are known to be the most travelled in Europe, this will be beneficial to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).
One of the main features of the Aarhus Reggae Festival will be highlighting and promoting all things Jamaica. There will be exhibition booths and a segment dedicated to encouraging Danes to visit Jamaica. The producers of the festival will also commit a section of the show to having someone from their team talk about visiting and investing in Jamaica. This will be done on stage on both days.
Maria Jackson Entertainment is the official media/marketing company for the Aarhus Reggae Festival. All media inquiries regarding this event should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org