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JAMAICA | Contract work practice betrays eight decades of workers achievement - Phillips

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica May 19, 2019 - Opposition Leader and Peoples National Party (PNP) President Dr. Peter Phillips, has reiterared that the country needs to deal with “the current practice of imposing on workers an agreement which deprives them of the right to collective bargaining and treats full time workers as contract workers, denies them the hard won rights by the trade union movement since 1938.”

JAMAICA | Vaz takes East Portland for the JLP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 5, 2019 -  The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz eaked out a monumental victory in East  Portland on Thursday, beating the People’s National Party's (PNP) candidate, Damion Crawford by a total of 306 votes with a preliminary vote count of 9,917 to 9,611.

JAMAICA | JLP wants PNP to instruct Damion Crawford to Apologise to Vaz

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 9, 2019 - The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wants the leadership of the PNP to instruct its candidate for East Portland, Damion Crawford, to withdraw and apologize for the condescending, inflammatory, classist, racist and sexist comments he made recently on the political platform in relation to the JLP’s aspirant for the constituency, Annmarie Vaz.

JAMAICA | PNP Alarmed at increased violence against women

Kingston, Jamaica, February 19, 2019:  People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Gender Affairs, Sports and Information, Ms Natalie Neita, M.P., is alarmed at the increased level of violence against women in the home and is calling on the government to introduce a programme to assist ‘at-risk’ families with coping mechanisms to lessen the frequency of domestic violence, which often results in horrific fatalities.

JAMAICA | PNP announces five new candidates for western Jamaica

Montego Bay, St James, January 28, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday announced five new caretaker candidates for western Jamaica at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in St James on Sunday.The Party says it is ensuring that all constituencies are outfitted with representation of the highest standards and that they have all been vetted and approved by its Integrity Commission.
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JAMAICA | JA again misses Inflation Target - PNP Concerned

KINGSTON, January 20, 2019 - The Opposition Peoples National Party is concerned that Jamaica has missed the BOJ’s inflation target for the second time this fiscal year, again triggering the requirement to consult with IMF staff on the deviation from the programme’s inflation target.
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