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JLP, PNP in debate clash Tuesday

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 1:01 AM

The political parties have selected their final teams to face off in the national debate on social issues scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, at 9 p.m.

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith, and Agriculture State Minister Floyd Green will suit up for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

Opposition Spokesman on Education Peter Bunting, former health spokesman Dayton Campbell, and former Youth Organisation President Krystal Tomlinson will represent the People’s National Party (PNP).

The Jamaica Debates Commission has raised approximately $30 million to host three 90-minute political debates ahead of the September 3 general election.

On Thursday, August 27, the JLP’s Dr Nigel Clarke will spar with the PNP’s Mark Golding over economic issues. The final debate on Saturday, August 29, will be a face-off between leader of the JLP, Andrew Holness, and president of the PNP, Dr Peter Phillips.