Press Releases

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 15:45

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Parliamentary Opposition, Andrew Holness, is today highlighting the Party's contribution to Jamaica's development as it commemorates its 72nd anniversary.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 12:15

Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Mr. Edmund Bartlett, says he finds worrying, a report by one of the daily newspapers that the Government of Jamaica was unaware of Tuesday's release of the Jamaican who had been languishing in a Qatari prison some 24 hours after the fact despite the prominence and public interest that have surrounded the case.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:00

Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Mr. Edmund Bartlett, is today welcoming news that a Jamaican who had been languishing in prison in Qatar and subjected to abuse by other inmates has been released following his intervention as Shadow Minister.

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 09:45

Leader of the Opposition, Mr.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:15

Yallahs, St Thomas, Jamaica-James Robertson, Member of Parliament for Western St. Thomas is calling  on Ministers, Ministries and Agencies who have responsibility for such matters to take immediate action  for the “Dante’s Inferno” Fire that is presently engulfing the hills of Eastern St. Andrew to Western St Thomas.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:00

Opposition Spokesman on Local Government, Mr. Desmond McKenzie, is today raising an alarm regarding the legality of the local government system as June 30 marks the deadline by which the elections that are due by law should have been held.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:00

Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Youth, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, is expressing concerns regarding reports of the impending closure of several primary schools by the Ministry of Education.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:00

With reported incidents of murder up to June 27 standing at 575 or 18% above the corresponding period last year, Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Mr. Derrick Smith, is describing the situation as alarming and warranting an urgent statement by the National Security minister.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 21:15

Responding to a recent study by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) which shows Jamaica as the country in the Americas with the lowest level of satisfaction and confidence in its local government, Opposition Spokesman on Local Government, Mr.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 13:30

Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Mr.  Edmund Bartlett, while decrying the move by the Dominican Republic to remove Haitians, including those born in the Dominican republic, is urging CARICOM to make diplomacy it's priority in responding to the situation.

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