JAMAICA | PNP Leader opposes mass detention approach to crime fighting

MONTEGO BAY, April 30, 2019 - Against the background of today's announcement of states of emergency (SOE) to be reimposed in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland due to an upsurge in murders, the Peoples National Party (PNP) remains firmly opposed to its reintroduction primarily due to the SOE’s dependence on mass detention of young men as the basis of its crime suppression strategy.

Can Jamaica be trusted in matters of international relations?

KINGSTON, April 18, 2019 - Despite double-speak, denials and obfuscation by the country’s foreign affairs and foreign trade minister Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith, Jamaica’s support for the self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ of Venezuela Juan Guido’s designated appointee Gustavo Tarre as its permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), severely undermines the credibility of the leadership of the Andrew Holness led administration and our country’s reputation in the eyes of the world.
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JAMAICA | Patriots want full disclosure on the sale of public assets

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 17, 2019: The Patriots, the young professionals’ affiliate of the People’s National Party (PNP), is calling on current Minister of Finance, Hon Dr Nigel Clarke to update the country on his ministry’s privatization agenda including entities to be privatized, modalities for privatization and timelines upon the closing of the Wigton IPO.
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