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Parties didn't distinguish themselves in debate - political commentator

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 11:14 PM
Davis Whyte said the parties did not approach the debate correctly.

Political commentator, Helene Davis Whyte, says neither side in last night’s local government debates distinguished itself from the other.

Last night, three-member teams from the Jamaica Labour Party and People’s National Party, fielded questions on a number of issues related to local government.

The debate, which was the first of two to be held, was expected to help Jamaicans make a decision about which party they should vote for in the November 28 local government polls.

However, speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning, Davis Whyte said the parties did not approach the debate correctly.

She says the participants appeared to be in campaign mode, deflecting and attacking each other, instead of addressing the issues.

 

Political commentator, Helene Davis Whyte

Davis Whyte has scored last night’s face-off evenly.

She says the parties missed an opportunity to outline to Jamaicans their vision for the country.

She says she is hoping that this will be addressed in the second debate next week Wednesday.