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Phillips foresees early elections based on Gov't's first 100 days

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 7:29 PM
Speaking at a People’s National Party divisional meeting in Clarendon on Sunday, Phillips was critical of the JLP’s prosperity plans, saying many were false promises.

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr Peter Phillips says Jamaica should expect general elections soon if the Andrew Holness-led administration continues on the path it has taken in its first 100 days.

Yesterday marked the 100th day in office for Prime Minister Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party.

Analysts have given the new administration a passing grade for its first 100 days in office.

However, business leaders have said it is too early to judge the Prime Minister on the work he has done in the key economic growth and job creation super ministry, he created to drive the prosperity thrust.


IN PHOTO: Andrew Holness on the campaign trail during the general election

Speaking at a People’s National Party divisional meeting in Clarendon on Sunday, Phillips was critical of the JLP’s prosperity plans, saying many were false promises.

He argued that promising people an additional $18,000 on their pay cheques each month was not prosperity.

According to Phillips, Jamaicans should prepare for elections very soon:

 

Opposition spokesman on finance, Dr. Peter Phillips.

In the February 25 election, the JLP won 32 seats to the PNP's 31 to take over the reins of government.