Friday 28 February, 2020

WATCH: No ‘prosperity’ in Brown’s Town so far, say PNP supporters

Dr Peter Phillips (file photo)

Dr Peter Phillips (file photo)

The People’s National Party (PNP) continued on its road tour over the weekend with activities across the norther parishes into Montego Bay, St James.

The PNP said the tour was geared towards showing unity within the party, and to mobilise public support ahead of the next General Elections.

The party's tour on Thursday made stops in  Harbour View and Bull Bay in St Andrew; Yallahs, Morant Bay and Port Morant in St Thomas; and concluded in Port Antonio in Portland.

On Friday, the tour continued in St Mary, with stops being made in major towns, including Annotto Bay, Highgate, Port Maria and Boscobel.

The day’s activities were concluded in Brown's Town, a major town in the constituency of the North West St Ann constituency, where the party's Dr Dayton Campbell is the current Member of Parliament (MP).

Campbell, who had supported Peter Bunting in his failed bid to become PNP leader, was recently reappointed to the PNP’s Shadow Cabinet as a show of unity within the party. Campbell's role in the Shadow Cabinet will be as shadow minister for special projects, tasked "with responsibility of preparing an implementation programme for priority projects across all ministries to be undertaken by the next PNP administration within the first 150 days (in office)."

The focus, according to the PNP, of "such an implementation schedule is to jump-start the process to transform social and economic inequalities which exist in Jamaica."

At Friday night's meeting in Brown's Town, PNP President, Dr Phillips, asked a gathering of mainly PNP supporters whether ‘prosperity’, a mantra of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Administration, had reached them. The crowd predictably responded with a unanimous "No".

See some of the action on this video below.


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