Press Releases

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 15:45

Opposition Spokesperson on Information Olivia Grange is today expressing outrage at the recent treatment of media representatives by government functionaries. The government action of censoring and threatening the press can be seen as a panic response she observed.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 15:45

Minority Leader in the St James Parish Council Charles Sinclair says the Mayor has shamed the Parish Council and damaged the dignity of the Mayor’s Office.

Councillor Sinclair was responding to a video posted on YouTube which saw the Mayor in a curse-filled tirade against a female vendor.  According to Sinclair: “I was shocked that the Mayor of Montego Bay, Jamaica’s second City, could behave in this way to any citizen. This is totally unacceptable and shows again that the Mayor is not fit to sit in the Mayor's Parlour.”

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 15:00

Minority Leader for the JLP in the St James Parish Council, Councillor Charles Sinclair says the Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, is playing politics with the people’s business.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 01:30

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has hailed Francis Kennedy as a nation builder and a visionary. In responding to news of Mr. Kennedy's death, Mr. Holness said: "Paco was a national builder. His innovative thinking and visionary approach to business has seen the employment of thousands of Jamaicans through Grace Kennedy." "We are particularly impressed by his efforts to rebuild Downtown Kingston and his leadership in the private sector."

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 01:30

Opposition Spokesman on Industry, Investment, Commerce, Energy & Mining, Mr. Karl Samuda, is expressing regret and sadness at the passing of renown business leader, and President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Francis "Paco" Kennedy.

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:15

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Spokesperson on Culture, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, has expressed profound sorrow at the passing of Jamaican reggae star, John Holt.

In a statement issued last night, Sunday, October 19, Miss Grange said that despite the fact that Holt was known to have been seriously ill for several weeks in London, his death still came as a shock to her and, no doubt, to his many fans who have prayed that he would overcome this latest challenge and return to the stage.

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:00

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has come down hard on the government of Jamaica for their recent handling of the deportation of Abu Bakr.  He observed, ‘We probably will never know the intelligence which guided the decision to return Yasim Abu Bakr to Trinidad without delay.  Mr. Abu Bakr must have been a very great threat to Jamaica's national security, greater than Chikungunya and apparently much greater than Ebola.’  He continued by asking “Was Mr.

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 14:00

Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr. Kenneth Baugh today said he is extremely concerned about the PNP Administration's management of the Health Sector which has led to considerable tensions and industrial action.  He called on the Minister to directly intervene in the dispute now underway between junior doctors and the Ministry of Health.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:30

Opposition Spokesman on Science, ICT and Digital Society Development, Dr.Andrew Wheatley, has weighed in on the ongoing controversy regarding the decision on the part of telecoms service providers to block Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications and is taking the Government to task in its slow handling of the existing row.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 23:45

Opposition Spokesperson on Information, Youth, Sports, Culture and Gender Affairs, Ms. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, had these words to say in recognition of the upcoming Nelson Mandela International Day on Friday, July 18, 2014:

Nelson Mandela is one of the greatest human beings that has ever walked the earth and his legacy is one that cannot be denied. He has taught us so much about selflessness and humanitarianism and there is much that we can learn from his works and teachings.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 23:45

Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, the Opposition spokesperson on youth, is today condemning the horrendous  killing of two children in Montego Bay whose bodies were found in a Trelawny pond this morning after having gone missing since Sunday.  Miss Grange who is recuperating from recent illness was moved by the details received so far about this episode and felt she needed to issue a statement, particularly against the background of recent reports of terrible incidents involving children.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 16:00

JLP Minority Leader in the Montego Bay Parish Council and Councillor for the Flankers Division Charles Sinclair today condemned the wrong priorities demonstrated by the decisions of the Mayor in the PNP-led Council to spend money on renovations and a luncheon rather than the provision of water to needy communities.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 16:00

The Leader of the Opposition JLP, Honourable Mr Andrew Holness today extended on behalf of the Opposition, condolences to the family of former Governor General, Sir Howard Cooke, on news of his death today.

Sir Howard Cooke, he observed, was well known for his commitment to Jamaica’s political life having been a founding member of the PNP, having served in the Senate and the House of Representatives, and having served as Governor General of Jamaica.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 16:00

The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party today welcomed the decision of the Regulations Committee of the Senate to send back to the Senate, the regulation seeking to remove public transportation from the remit of the OUR.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 16:00

Dr. Kenneth Baugh, the Opposition Spokesman on Health, today stated that the health sector is collapsing, as he noted with concern yet another episode of withdrawal of medical and surgical services, this time at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital.

Dr Baugh called on the Ministers of Health and Water along with hospital engineers and those of the National Water Commission to design a plan to effectively address the issue of water supply to these two major hospitals, and design a solution which guarantees a consistent and reliable supply of water to secure critical services.

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