Press Releases

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 15:15

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness rang the bell at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) to symbolically signal the opening of trading activities for the 2015 New Year.  In his remarks post this ceremonial act he explored the Governments role, as what he termed a ‘market maker’, to ensure that the powerful potential of the stock market could stimulate and foster national growth.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 15:15

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party, Dr Horace Chang said today that the People’s National Party's three years in office has been a period of "Pain N Punishment".

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 15:15

‘This is not surprising, it just makes good business sense,’ is the response of Karl Samuda JLP Spokesperson on Mining and Energy portfolios, in answer to the governments indication of reopening of the Alpart bauxite plant. ‘UC Rusal is one the largest producers of bauxite in the world, and this plant has excellent resources.  This decision of UC Rusal has less to do with any threats from the Minister but must be regarded as just common business sense.’ Mr Samuda opined.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 15:15

JLP Leader Andrew Holness handed over wheelchairs to five families in the constituency of Central Westmoreland when he recently visited to say thank you to Party workers and voters. Having been struck during the campaign by the indigent conditions of a number of persons and families,  the JLP Leader sought to bring some cheer relief during the Christmas Season by visits and handing over several items.

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 15:15

The minority leader in the Saint James Parish Council and former Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Charles Sinclair is taking the Mayor Glendon Harris to task for breaching the trust of the citizens of Saint James for taking a decision to waive $28 million of rental revenue from the Bogue land and to sell said lands at a 2009 value and not current market value, in spite of advice from the Secretary Manager, and Director of Administration.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 15:15

Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Senator Tom Tavares–Finson is urging the government to take immediate steps to improve the lax state of security at Gordon House, Jamaica’s Parliamentary building on Duke Street.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 15:30

Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ed Bartlett, has responded to President Obama’s statement today on the resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba by saying ‘It is an epochal moment in Caribbean political history and diplomatic relations.’

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:30

Opposition Spokesman on the Environment, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, is today calling for the dismissal of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority’s (NRCA) board of directors following an announcement that they granted approval for two highly controversial off-shore breakwaters to be built in the Long Bay area of Negril, Westmoreland.

The NRCA board is chaired by former PNP MP, Mr. John Junor.  Other directors include former PNP Candidate, Dr. Carol Archer, and PNP Councillor Ms. Kari Douglas, daughter of NHT Board Chairman Mr. Easton Douglas.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:30

Opposition Spokesman on ICT and Digital Society Development, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, is today calling on the Government to immediately advise the nation of the state of its cyber security, and of the recent breaches that have resulted in the defacement or total unavailability of numerous Government websites.‬

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 15:30

General Secretary of the JLP Dr Horace Chang advised that the JLP has re-elected unopposed a slate of officers at its Central Executive meeting convened last Sunday at the Party’s Belmont Rd Headquarters.

The Party Chairman Senator Robert Montague and Deputy Chairman Aundre Franklyn were returned along with himself as General Secretary. Four Deputy General Secretary's were also returned these being: Audley Gordon, Dr Andrew Wheatley, Homer Davis and Richard Creary. Treasurer Phillip Henriques and deputy treasurer Leslie Campbell were also elected unopposed.

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:30

Opposition Spokesman on ICT and Digital Society Development, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, is today condemning technology minister Phillip Paulwell for statements attributed to him in a December 3 story published by the Gleaner, indicating the Government's intention to support the stance taken by the Telecom providers to block certain VoIP services.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 15:30

Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr. Kenneth Baugh is expressing serious concerns about the gross mismanagement of the Health portfolio, leading to several incidents that threaten to cripple the sector. His concerns come on the heels of recent reports of attacks on health care workers such as a Patient Care Assistant being beaten at the Bustamante Children's Hospital on Sunday, a nurse being strangled by a patient at the Kingston Public Hospital last Tuesday morning, and similar attacks at the Mandeville regional hospital.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 15:30

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Caucus in the KSAC, Councillor Winston Ennis has condemned the brazen attack on PNP Councillor Venesha Phillips of the Papine Division, by gunmen yesterday.

He says, “We are very disturbed and outraged by this dastardly and cruel attack on our colleague, Councillor Phillips, who decided to act fairly in the distribution of work. We are heartened that she was not injured in the incident, and commend her for being courageous to do the right thing in the face of threats and eventually coming under gunfire.”

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 15:45

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is describing Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's responses to additional questions on the NHT/Outameni affair in Parliament on Tuesday as outrageous and unacceptable.  He said the people of Jamaica deserve more than the evasiveness, lack of knowledge and lack of appreciation of good governance exhibited to date.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 15:45

JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright, is today urging the Office of the Prime Minister led National Health Emergency Vector Control Clean-up Campaign  in the Eastern end of the island, to place more focus on after-care awareness activities given widespread cases of severe joint pain and several  suspected chikungunya fatalities.

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