See statement from Mr. Green:
In 2011, I decided to get involved in representational politics because of a desire
To do my part in creating a better Jamaica. It has been a very challenging journey,
But I have been extremely blessed to have served as President of Generation
2000 and to be elected on two occasions to represent the people of South West
I have also been given the honour and privilege to serve as State Minister with
Responsibility for Youth, State Minister with Responsibility for Industry and
Commerce and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
At every step of the way I have worked hard. I believe I have conducted myself
With dignity, honesty and discipline. I have remained transparent, above the fray
Of tribal politics and have treated every single person I come across with respect.
However, today, I have disappointed so many; my family, including my son, my
Prime Minister and most importantly, the people of Jamaica who i have sworn to
No matter how briefly, and regardless of the circumstances, I should never have
Participated in any engagement that could indicate a lack of appreciation of the
Difficult and serious realities that now face the entire country.
My actions have demonstrated a lack of sensitivity for the difficult realities that all
Of us are facing currently.
It was wrong. I accept that this was an error in judgement and that it sends the
Wrong signal especially in light of the government’s drive to reduce the spread of
Covid-19. For this I am really and truly very sorry.
Therefore, I met this morning with Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew
Holness ON, PC, MP and indicated that I will withdraw from the Cabinet.
I will work hard to regain the trust and regard of the Jamaican people. I remain
100% committed to serving the people of South West St. Elizabeth. I can and will
Promise that this lapse in judgement will not recur.
Again, i apologize. I promise to, in the future, do right by the Jamaican people.