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New PNP Patriots chairman says group will have a different focus from the Pryce administration

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 3:30 AM
Nixon was appointed chairman of the group of young professionals aligned with the PNP after Pryce reportedly opted out of re-elections at the last minute.

Newly appointed chairman of the  Peoples' National Party Patriots Javette Nixon says the group will have a different focus from that of the Raymond Pryce administration.

Nixon was appointed chairman of the group of young professionals aligned with the PNP after Pryce reportedly opted out of re-elections at the last minute after members complained that the organisation had lost its original vision.

Nixon says the main vision of the Patriots is to serve as an attractive option for young professionals.

However, he says the group has strayed from this mandate and instead placed great focus on influencing policy within the PNP. 

 

Chairman of the PNP Patriots Javette Nixon.

Nixon says he has Raymond Pryce's full support as chairman of the Patriots although he will be reducing the focus on policy that marked Pryce's tenure.

 

Chairman of the PNP Patriots Javette Nixon.

At the Patriots' annual general meeting last Saturday Raymond Pryce stepped down from his post as chairman of the group, announcing that he will be taking a sabbatical to do deep introspection.

This is the third post that has been relinquished by Pryce who lost his bid to represent the St Elizabeth North Eastern constituency he represented for one term as well as his position in the PNP as deputy general secretary.