PNP Refuses to Debate Holness
According to reports, the People's National Party (PNP) has announced they will not engage in a debate with Leader of the Opposition and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness. When told of this development, Mr. Holness responded:
"Nothing from that party surprises me anymore. Like many Jamaicans, I've come to expect being let down by the PNP. The PNP has no record of achievements to discuss or any new ideas to campaign on. The PNP presents the same failed policies that has dominated our national policy for the better part of the last 30 years. People know it's not working for them.
"However, what's most disappointing is that they are letting down Jamaicans who are genuinely undecided in this election. It is a disservice to free and fair elections and an insult to our democratic process to not hold a leadership debate. The people of Jamaica deserve to hear the vision of the individual vying to serve them as Prime Minister.
"We have put forth our vision to create a path to prosperity. We've outlined our vision to turn around this failed economy in our 10-Point Plan. We have spoken with thousands of Jamaicans who understand the status quo isn't working for them. Debate or not, we will continue to talk about the important issues facing our nation because only the Jamaica Labour Party creates a partnership for prosperity with all Jamaica for all Jamaicans.
"I remain, as always, willing and ready to debate anytime, anywhere."