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JAMAICA | Opposition concerned about weak growth and increased poverty

KINGSTON, Jamaica. September 19, 2019: While the Opposition is pleased that Jamaica has completed its IMF Programme after six and a half years spanning two political administrations, it is concerned that the Programme’s significant fiscal and structural reforms are not delivering the higher levels of economic growth and reduction in poverty that were anticipated from the successful execution of the Programme.

JAMAICA | PNP to focus on reconciliation and party unity

KINGSTON, Jamaica September 11, 2019 - Jamaica’s opposition Peoples National Party is taking steps to unify the party and to focus on reconciliation, following what president Dr. Peter Phillips called “a gruelling campaign lasting 90 days.”
  • Published in Politics

JAMAICA | PNP says National Security Facing an Existential Crisis

KINGSTON, Jamaica. May 2, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson, says the announced ‘reformation’ of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) appears to have emanated from an ongoing internal crisis in the national security apparatus and the loose leadership and administration of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

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.
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