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Give JLP credit where it's due

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM


In celebrating his party's influence over trade unions and its ability to deceive public-sector workers, Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips has never given credit to Dwight Nelson for his responsible role as president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions in encouraging member unions to support memoranda of understanding.

Dr Phillips always takes credit he does not deserve and sometimes gives credit his party does not deserve. But, at least, Dr Omar Davies, who benefited so greatly from Nelson's efforts, should remind him.

Probably neither Phillips nor Davies would still be in politics today were it not for Nelson's benevolence, which is another good example of the cooperation the Jamaica Labour Party has always given a PNP government when its back is against the wall.