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JAMAICA | PNP YO Slams Young Jamaica

Featured Dr. Shane Alexis, PNP Candidate for South East St. Mary in the October 30th by-election Dr. Shane Alexis, PNP Candidate for South East St. Mary in the October 30th by-election
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: OCTOBER 14, 2017 - The Peoples’ National Party’s Youth Organization this afternoon, expresses outrage at what they described as a most irresponsible statement made by Young Jamaica in a recent release in relation to Dr. Shane Alexis, PNP candidate for the South East St. Mary By-election.

In a statement this afternoon the PNP YO said, ‘Dr. Shane Alexis received no scholarship from the Government of Jamaica for his Medical Studies in Cuba. At no time did Dr. Alexis receive any financial consideration or support from the Government of Jamaica whether academically related or otherwise.

Had Mr. Chamberlain, the President of Young Jamaica, who is an aspiring attorney, done sufficient research, he would have confirmed these facts’.

The provisions of the Cuba – Jamaica bilateral agreement are clear and have been virtually unchanged since its inception. It is hinged on formalized Jamaican citizenship thus making it virtual impossibility for any other nationality to be considered.

It is upon these facts that the PNPYO encourages Young Jamaica to research before they speak. ‘This is a clear attempt not only sully the reputation of a medical professional but is also clear attack on the integrity of the Government of Jamaica/Government of Cuba bilateral agreement.

Unless evidence can be produced in the contrary, Young Jamaica should refrain from making such careless statements. It is important that as young representatives of public opinion, we conduct ourselves in a more responsible manner rather than to promote candidates through blind and mindless loyalty’, said President Black.

Dr. Alexis has been and continues to be a youthful servant of the Jamaican people. His appointment by previous PNP and the current JLP led administration to governmental boards not only speaks to his capacity but to his integrity and dedication to building Jamaica.

  • Countries: Jamaica