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JLP seeks to clear the air on strategic review

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2013 | 12:00 AM

CHAIRMAN OF the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Robert Montague has moved to clear the air on the findings of a strategic review of the party, following media reports that trouble was brewing within the ranks of its membership.

In a news release on Tuesday, Montague said while the party welcomed public interest that was being shown in the independent review of the party, there was the need to correct what he termed "inaccuracies that have been carried in the media".

He noted that the party had received a draft report, which was now being reviewed and edited.

No members involved

Montague also pointed out that the committee which conducted the review was comprised of a wide cross section of persons who gave voluntary service. He said no member of the party was involved in the review.

Montague made it clear that party leader Andrew Holness had consistently expressed the view that the findings and recommendations of the final report should be made public. The party chairman said this was discussed at the party's Standing Committee retreat last Monday night.

According to Montague, he was concerned about "the report in the Sunday Gleaner of February 24, containing erroneous and misguided information on internal discussions from the recently held JLP Standing Committee retreat."