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JLP youth group calls planned PNP 'Face2Face Series' a sham

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) youth group, Young Jamaica has dismissed as a sham a series of island-wide consultations to be launched by the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) this afternoon.

The PNP has said the 'Face2Face Series' will see key ministers and mayors updating the audiences on what they achieved.

However, Young Jamaica is questioning the absence of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller from the first event scheduled to start at 5:30 this afternoon at Campion College in St Andrew.

The JLP group contends that the Prime Minister is hiding from scrutiny.

Young Jamaica is suggesting that Simpson Miller host joint public meetings with Opposition Leader Andrew Holness to engage with Jamaicans honestly and transparently.

PNP Deputy General Secretary, Raymond Pryce, says the consultations underscore the emphasis placed by the party on participation, accountability and responsibility.

No date has been given for the Prime Minister’s appearance at any of the consultations but the PNP says the series will visit all 14 parishes as well as the Portmore Municipality.