Press Releases

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Monday, August 10, 2020 - 14:00

Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party Leader, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, says the Party will avoid confrontational politics.

The Prime Minister made the comment as he addressed a gathering in the town of Falmouth. The Jamaica Labour Party motorcade was disrupted by a gathering of PNP supporters, many of whom were not wearing masks.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 14:15

The Jamaica Labour Party’s Central Executive today met in St James.  The Central Executive which is the second highest decision making body outside of its annual conference, was convened to hone the Party’s readiness for the upcoming General and Local Government Elections.  
The Party Chairman, Robert Montague’s address, focused on setting the tone for the meeting. He reminded the Central Executive “No seat is immune from loss, and indeed no seat is unwinnable”. The matters focused on by the Central Executive included:

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 14:15

Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party Leader Andrew Holness, is urging Jamaicans to remain vigilant in the fight to contain the spread of Covid-19. 

He says the virus remains a threat and every precaution should be taken to protect lives.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 14:15

he Jamaica Labour Party announces the appointment of Senator Aubyn Hill as Treasurer for the party effective June 30th 2020. Senator Hill brings to the table a wealth of experience in Finance both locally and abroad. He has been approved by the Standing Committee.

The party also thanks Mr Phillip Henriques, its outgoing treasurer for his stewardship and service to the party during his tenure. We look forward him joining the House of Representatives as an MP after the next General Elections.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 14:15

West Portland Member of Parliament, the JLP's Daryl Vaz is this afternoon questioning whether Opposition Leader and PNP President Dr. Peter Phillips is shielding PNP members who've had strong adverse referrals in anti-corruption probes and calling on Phillips to fire South East St. Ann MP,  Lisa Hanna, as the PNP's Chief National Campaign Spokesperson.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 14:15

The General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party, Dr. the Hon Horace Chang and the Jamaica Labour Party Women’s Parliamentary Caucus today added their voices to the matter concerning comments made by Minister Delroy Chuck during a Joint Select Committee Meeting on the Sexual Harassment Bill.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 14:15

The JLP strongly condemns the lack of compassion demonstrated by the agents of the St. Catherine Municipal Corporation.

That's how General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party, (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, is describing the shameful and inconsiderate move by the PNP-led St Catherine Municipal Corporation whose representatives coordinated an operation this week and destroyed the handcarts, stalls and produce of scores of vendors in Linstead in the parish.

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Friday, May 29, 2020 - 14:15

Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party Leader, Andrew Holness, says th e party is in mourning as it received today with deep sadness, word today that Labour and Social Security Minister and the Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann, the Honourable Shahine Robinson MP, passed.

The JLP Leader says he's lost a reliable personal friend and the JLP and the country have lost a stalwart who was careful to at all times put first the interest of her people. Prime Minister Holness says Mrs. Robinson's life and work are worthy of significant recognition and celebration. 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 20:45

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 - 17:15

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 - 15:00

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 - 14:45

Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Andrew Holness last night described Minister Bunting as the most callous government minister, for his characterization of the current increase in murders as a “bump in the road”.  Holness told the packed meeting at the Somerset Primary School, in the Johns Hall Division of North West Manchester that, “while your brothers and sisters are being killed in the most brutal way, the minister is being very casual about it, calling the increased murders a bump in the road!”

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 15:15

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.

Areas Being Seriously Affected

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 15:00

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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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 15:00

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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