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Holness prepared to debate alone

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 2:37 PM
Holness at a press conference today. He says the JLP is determined to present its prosperity programme.

The Opposition Leader Andrew Holness says he is prepared to face the press alone in the political leadership debates after People's National Party (PNP) today indicated that it will not participate unless certain demands are met.

The PNP wants the format of the debate to be changed to a town hall setting instead of the current format in which journalists pose questions to political leaders.

READ: PNP won't participate in political debates unless format changes

It also wants Holness to apologise for what it calls defamatory comments he made against Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

The PNP is also demanding that Holness answer certain questions about his Beverly Hills mansion.

However, Holness says the JLP is determined to present its prosperity programme.

He has challenged the PNP to present a similar plan. 

Holness was speaking this afternoon at a press conference called to discuss the party's 10-point plan for Jamaica's development