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Yallahs, Mobay next stop on campaign trail for both major political parties

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 1:34 PM
People’s National Party's Portia Simpson Miller (left) and Jamaica Labour Party's Andrew Holness

With less than 48 hours before Nomination Day for the upcoming General Elections, the two main political parties will today take their campaigns to the parishes of St Thomas and St James, respectively.

Peoples' National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller will be the main speaker at a PNP mass rally in Yallahs square, St Thomas starting at 6 p.m.; while the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says its leader Andrew Holness will use this evening's mass meeting in Montego Bay to provide details of the party’s 10-point plan for the country's development.

In a national broadcast last Wednesday, Holness promised, among other things, that the JLP would raise the personal income tax threshold to J$1.5 million if is elected to form the next government after the February 25 general elections.

However, financial analyst Ralston Hyman and the Nurses Association of Jamaica have called on the JLP Leader to explain how he would fulfil this promise in the current economic climate.