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Lengthy PNP NEC meeting forces party to postpone media briefing

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 4:14 PM
Peoples' National Party MP Fitz Jackson is greeted by Marsha Francis ahead of a meeting of the party's National Executive Council at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on Sunday.

The Opposition People's National Party's (PNP) has been forced to reschedule a press briefing for this afternoon due to a protracted meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC).

As a result the press briefing, which was scheduled to take place immediately after the NEC meeting being held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, has been postponed until tomorrow. 

The meeting, which began this morning, is the first since the party's loss in the February 25 general elections.

A heated exchange was anticipated today, as members react to the surprise election loss.

However, deputy general secretary of the PNP, Julian Robinson, had said any motions tabled at today's meeting of the NEC would not be voted on as the party's constitution allowed for a window of at least a month before votes are taken.

At least one of the PNP's six regions had reportedly filed a motion to sack General Secretary Paul Burke, who is being blamed for the party's loss at the polls. A similar motion failed to pass in another region.