Thursday 2 July, 2020

Labour Day: PM bats for lives, livelihoods; Phillips salutes workers

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips paint around the statue of Sir Alexander Bustamante at the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on Monday.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips paint around the statue of Sir Alexander Bustamante at the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on Monday.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says lives and livelihoods must be protected as Jamaica looks to reopen its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic which has crippled business activity and forced millions of people into their homes. 

"We have to survive the pandemic but we also have to survive the recession... we have to work and we have to work safely," Holness said. 

He made the remarks during the National Labour Day Project at St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on Monday.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips used the occasion to salute all workers engaged in the fight against COVID-19 in the island. Watch the video below.

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