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JAMAICA | PNP Oppose States of Emergency as Crime Plan for the next seven years

KINGSTON, Jamaica July 16, 2019 - Despite continued demands from the parliamentary opposition for a workable crime plan to tackle the mounting number of murders that continue to plague the island, prime minister Andrew Holness is maintaining that a state of emergency was the best tool at this time for achieving meaningful reductions in murders.

JAMAICA | Phillip welcome's PSOJ's Call for Dialogue on Crime

Kingston, Jamaica, July 3, 2019: The President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says he welcomes the call from the President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ),  Howard Mitchell, for the government and Opposition to sit with civil society to discuss the root causes of crime.

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 | 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.
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