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JLP's criticisms are cheap political gimmicks, says Phillips

Published:Monday | September 8, 2014 | 1:50 PM
Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. -File

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer



MAY PEN, Clarendon:

Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips says he is disappointed in the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) leadership and its constant criticisms.




His comments are in response to the JLP's continued claims that the People's National Party Administration, is only concerned with passing International Monetary Fund tests while ignoring the social and economic plight of ordinary Jamaicans.



Two weeks ago, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness said Phillips is not knowledgeable of the operations of an economy, given his focus on the IMF.



However, Phillips says the Opposition's criticisms are cheap political gimmicks.



He says it cannot be denied that the economy is stronger than in 2011 when the PNP took over.



He says the PNP is on a mission to repair the economic damage it inherited from the previous administration.



Phillips was the guest speaker at the South East Clarendon Constituency Annual Conference at the Vere Technical High School last night.



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