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JLP manifesto to be released today

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 2:50 AM
Holness asserts that the mission detailing the party’s plans and programmes for Jamaica over the next five years, if it prevails in the upcoming polls, is a qualitative stand-out as JLP membership has demonstrated deep belief in what is being proposed.

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has promised that the party’s manifesto, to be launched today, will be far-reaching as it is fundamentally different from that of the People’s National Party.

Holness asserts that the mission detailing the party’s plans and programmes for Jamaica over the next five years, if it prevails in the upcoming polls, is a qualitative stand-out as JLP membership has demonstrated deep belief in what is being proposed.

He says the final product has benefited from internal discussions as well as extensive public input, with many suggestions coming from social media users.

The JLP's manifesto comes exactly one week before Jamaicans vote in the country's 17th general elections. 

The JLP says the document will be unveiled at a function scheduled for 11 o'clock this morning at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew.

JLP deputy general secretary, Dr Andrew Wheatley says the document will contain details of some of the major plans already published by the party. 

 

JLP deputy general secretary, Dr Andrew Wheatley

With a week to go before the general elections, Dr Wheatley says the JLP is confident the public has sufficient time to go through the document. 

 

JLP deputy general secretary, Dr Andrew Wheatley

The governing People's National Party released its manifesto on Tuesday.