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PM's fight against Chik-V too late - JLP

Published:Sunday | October 5, 2014 | 10:28 AM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has described as too late attempts by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to publicly get involved in the fight against the chikungunya outbreak.



Yesterday, Simpson Miller led a clean-up project in her South West St Andrew constituency. She also spoke publicly on the matter recently, including chairing a meeting of the National Emergency Response Committee.



But the JLP’s general secretary, Dr Horace Chang, says Jamaicans are appalled that the prime minister watched silently as the epidemic threatened the welfare of Jamaicans, before taking action.



According to him, Simpson Miller has decided to act after thousands of Jamaicans have become infected with the virus and the economy seriously affected.



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