Suicide bomb - PNP vice-presidential race: Opportunism and treachery

By Arnold Bertram, Jamaica Gleaner, Sunday January 30, 2005

PAUL BURKE'S eleventh-hour nomination for the PNP's vice-presidential race reflects a strategic decision by the political camp of presidential hopeful Omar Davies, to create an opening for their candidate who has so far failed to make an impression within the party.

 The reliance of Davies on Burke is not new since it was Burke who facilitated his elevation to the chairmanship of Region Three two years ago. It is this emerging alliance which provides the basis for the boast from the politically naive around Davies that after February 5 Peter Phillips' candidature will be sabotaged beyond recovery. The more experienced, however, harbour no such illusions.

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