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Holness' camp accuses Shaw of copying policy ideas

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2013 | 5:51 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Andrew Holness’ campaign team is accusing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) deputy leader Audley Shaw of copying the ideas of the party leader.

Team JLP is further alleging that the copying of the ideas is a sloppy mistake or a calculated attempt to highjack the Holness platform.

Shaw is to go up against Holness for the leadership of the party in a November 10 election.

This morning Shaw presented what he called his national vision and policy priorities framework.

He pointed out that his key national policy priorities are wrapped around education, energy, economic, employment and empowerment issues.

However, in a statement from Holness’ camp this afternoon, Shaw was accused of blatant plagiarism and urged to apologise.

The statement noted that Shaw is claiming ownership of a five-point plan Holness has been pushing for the last two years.

The team has provided audio from a 2012 conference where Holness appeared to have made reference to a development policy involving education, energy, economy, environment and efficiency, similar to Shaw’s.

Team JLP says those policy areas remain the cornerstone of Holness’ platform and Shaw should correct his error and formulate innovative plans.


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