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PNP annual conference starts today

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The three-day People's National Party (PNP) annual conference gets under way this morning at the National Arena.

During the first two days of the 77th annual confab - today and tomorrow - delegates are expected to engage in the private session, and on Sunday, the curtains come down with the grand public session.

Delegates will today be expected to discuss a number of reports which will be received from different organs and officers of the party.

"Apart from reports, we will be dealing with constitutional amendments and the political programme," said PNP General Secretary Paul Burke.

"We are starting at 10 o'clock sharp."

Tomorrow, the second day of the private session, will be dedicated to examining and debating the work of the party during the 2014-2015 political year.

The organisational state of the party and election preparations are also on the agenda.

The bigwigs in the PNP have set the nation on election watch.

PNP Chairman Robert Pickersgill said on Sunday, PNP President Portia Simpson Miller, who is also the prime minister, will focus on the achievements and progress of the Government in reforming the Jamaican economy and setting the stage for greater economic development when she addresses the public session.