Wednesday 3 June, 2020

WATCH: Holness chides PNP over crime, warns voters against 'trickery'

Prime Minister and JLP leader Andrew Holness gestures while speaking at a political meeting on Sunday.

Prime Minister and JLP leader Andrew Holness gestures while speaking at a political meeting on Sunday.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has accused the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) of resorting to political trickery in its criticisms of his administration over crime. 

"You don't want your elections to be determined by false narratives... a false narrative that they have out there is that there is no crime plan," Holness said on Sunday at a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council One meeting in his West Central St Andrew constituency.

While touting a number of initiatives by his administration towards curbing crime, he slammed the PNP for what he said was its lack of strategy in tackling the issue when it formed the government.

"What was their crime plan? Their crime plan was to form various squads ... and, if you map the formation of squads to the rise in police killing, you would see the correlation," Holness said. Watch the video below.

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