Thursday 27 February, 2020

Holness on election speculation: We don't want to disturb stability

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addressing Labourites at a JLP Area Council Three meeting in Clarendon on Sunday. (Photo: Andrew Holness Facebook)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addressing Labourites at a JLP Area Council Three meeting in Clarendon on Sunday. (Photo: Andrew Holness Facebook)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration is right now only focused on maintaining the current economic stability enjoyed by the country.

He was responding to speculation that a general election will be called this year. The election is constitutionally due in 2021. 

At a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Three meeting in Palmers Cross, Clarendon on Sunday, the prime minister and JLP leader said: "I hear a whole heap of people talking about election as if they will be calling it... I see (the PNP) already gone to the starting line ready to take off.

"At this present point in time, it is in the nation's interest to maintain the present stability that exists... we don't want to disturb those things, we worked too hard to get here," Holness told Labourites.

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