It is now left to a new generation of leaders to take the 82-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) forward into the third decade of a new century.
Over the last thirty years, the PNP has won most of the general elections at a canter and it was credibly claimed that “Jamaica is PNP country.”
Having lost the last two generations and facing a popular Prime Minister who is regarded as a champion for younger Jamaicans, the PNP has a task on its hands to get back to winning ways.
The new President of the PNP, Mark Golding believes there is talent in-depth in the party with some younger members who already have garnered experience and distinguished themselves with assigned portfolios.
He has confidence that members like Dr Angela Brown Burke, Raymond Pryce, Mikael Phillips, Damion Crawford, Julian Robinson, Peter Bunting and Lisa Hanna can take the party forward. There isn’t a talent-deficit and the future looks bright.
Golding will also be looking to address the situation as it pertains to the PNP cohort who sit in the Senate and will be making a decision as to who will replace Norman Horne.
In this Our Today video, the new party boss talks about both issues. Do watch.
Missed part one of our Mark Golding interview? We have you covered. Watch here.