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Can Phillips fix it?

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Dr Peter Phillips was general secretary of the People's National Party (PNP) from 1991 to 1994. Many say he was parachuted by then leader Michael Manley.

He ran for chairmanship of the party in 1992 and was whipped by 'chairman for life' Robert Pickersgill. He was vice-president of the PNP from 1999 to 2008.

Phillips ran for leadership of the party in 2006 and 2008. My point is that Phillips is nothing new. He has been there for over two decades. Portia Simpson Miller is not the only one to be blamed for the PNP losing its way. Phillips is also responsible.

We should remember that he failed miserably during his term as security minister.

His tenure as finance minister was helped greatly by low oil prices, the NHT, and the IMF.

Based on his past, can we be assured that Phillips can fix his party that has degenerated so badly? Can Phillips keep prosperity going in Jamaica?

Teddylee Gray