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PM and Opposition Leader raise critical points in Labour Day messages

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 5:38 PM
Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness (left) and Prime Minster, Portia Simpson Miller.

Prime Minster, Portia Simpson Miller, is appealing to Jamaicans to do more to protect the nation's children.

In her Labour Day Message, Simpson  Miller says while the country reflects on forefathers who fought for betterment of worker's rights, it is important that Jamaicans help to nurture the future of the nation's children.

She says children should be loved and supported and not be harmed and become victims of crime.

The Government has signaled that the law will be strengthened to add stiffer penalties for persons who commit crimes against children.

Meanwhile, in his Labour Day message, Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness says strategies to move the country from poverty to prosperity are critical at this time.

Holness emphasis that Jamaicans are being burdened by a lack of growth in the economy and limited prospects.

He says the country needs an economic stimulus to bring more prosperity to Jamaicans.

The opposition leader says creating the right atmosphere for job creation is critical.