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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.

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.

JAMAICA | Phillips wants Gov't to account for funds borrowed for NIDS

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 16, 2019 - Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, says government must immediately account for the $9 billion (US$68 million) borrowed from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the implementation of the National Identification Registration System, now declared unconstitutional, null and void and of no legal effect by the Constitutional Court.

JAMAICA | Changed By-election date - Gross Incompetence, says Peter Phillips

Kingston, Jamauca, March 5, 2019: Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, says the botched attempt by the Prime Minister to set a proper election date for the Portland Eastern parliamentary bye-election, is an act of gross incompetence and ultimately an expression of disrespect to the Jamaican people in general and the voters of East Portland in particular.

JAMAICA | PNP Parliamentarians support Opposition Leader

KINGSTON, Jamaica.Wednesday, January 2, 2019: The Parliamentary Group of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is in full support of the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips and his position on a meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss the States of Emergency (SOEs), and is repudiating statements from Jamaica House that the Opposition Leader is delaying the meeting with the Prime Minister until the (SOEs) have expired.

JAMAICA | Prime Minister and Opposition Leader hold Private Meeting

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 2, 2019 - Despite the fall-through of a meeting called with Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips for ten o'clock this morning to discuss security matters, which the Opposition Leader said he was unable to make due to scheduling conflicts, both leaders at the urging of civil society and the private sector, held private discussions this afternoon at Vale Royal.
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