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PNP's NEC held meeting today

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 5:54 PM
PNP President Portia Simpson Miller

The People's National Party (PNP) today held a meeting of its National Executive Council, its main decision-making body, as the ruling party continues to organise ahead of general elections. 

The meeting was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.

The PNP has continued to grapple with internal issues, particularly over candidate selection.

At a mass meeting in Mount Salem, St James last Thursday, PNP President and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, admitted to issues which she said needed to be resolved quickly.

Her pronouncements seemed to have been influenced by a spat on social media just hours before between PNP Vice President Dr Angela Brown-Burke and the outgoing member of parliament for East Rural St Andrew, Damion Crawford.

Northern Trelawny, now represented by Attorney-General Patrick Atkinson, has also been at the centre of protests since the PNP's selection of John Paul White to replace Atkinson.