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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on International Affairs & Foreign Policy

HOPEWELL,  Hanover, March 20, 2021 - When Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday sought to answer Opposition Leader Mark Golding who observed that Jamaica’s standing on the international stage has crumbled under the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, Holness in response told the Opposition Leader that he was ”no lightweight on the world stage.”

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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on PNP's position on Crime and Violence

HOPEWELL, March 20, 2021 - It is said that ‘hell has no fury like a woman scorned,’ but the fury which emanated from prime minister Andrew Holness as he made his contribution to the budget debate in parliament on Tuesday, in relation to the PNP’s position on the use of the state of emergency as a primary tool in Jamaica’s crime-fighting arsenal, easily eclipsed, and even surpassed that of  the proverbial scorned woman.

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JAMAICA | PNP wants gov't to review and replace ineffective COVID-19 measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 7, 2021 -  The Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, MP, is today sharing the nation's collective shock and concern at the skyrocketing number of positive Covid-19 cases in Jamaica and calls for a national approach to the burgeoning crisis.

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JAMAICA | Tourism Industry Needs Vaccination Roll Out Plan

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA: February 25, 2021 - The Shadow Minister of Tourism, Senator Janice Allen says the failure on the part of Government to provide a clear timetable for a roll out of a national vaccination programme is causing heightened concern among hoteliers and other tourism interests. 

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JAMAICA | Opposition Calls for Greater Details on Social Insurance Programme

    KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition Spokesman on Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris is calling for greater details on the social insurance programme announced by the Government of Jamaica recently. “Whilst we welcome the initiative, we need to have greater details on its operation,” says Senator Dr. Floyd Morris. The Government had announced its intention to establish a social insurance programme in previous budgets, however no further information had come to Parliament until a media release this week indicated that the fund had already been operationalized. “We have not received any details on how beneficiaries will be selected, how they will be registered, who are the major target audiences, what are the controls that will be put in place to prevent fraud and abuse, and how it will be sustained,” said a concerned Senator Morris. The Opposition Spokesman is particularly unsettled with these developments, in light of the recent challenges with reports from the Auditor General’s Department on various programmes operated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. He said, “This ‘Nicodemus’ approach to a very important programme is unacceptable. Both the public and the Parliament should have access to all aspects of the initiative to ensure that the poor and vulnerable in Jamaica are protected. We do not want a scheme set up by the Government where taxpayers’ money can be scammed away.” The Spokesman on Labour and Social Security is calling on the Minister of Labour and Social Security to urgently table a Ministry Paper in the Parliament, outlining all aspects of the initiative. -30-

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