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More JLP meetings today over Senate seat court ruling

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 9:15 AM

A meeting of the Jamaica Labour Party Parliamentary group is to be held today after several talks yesterday to decide on a way forward for the embattled party.

The party is trying to identify a way forward after the Constitutional Court ruled that Opposition Leader Andrew Holness was wrong to have submitted undated, pre-signed resignation letters to remove Arthur Williams and Dr Christopher Tufton from the Senate.

Today’s meeting follows another yesterday of the newly-established Opposition Council of Spokespersons.

There was also a meeting with Olivia Grange, Audley Shaw, Andrew Holness, Harold Brady and the so-called JLP “wise men”, Karl Samuda; Mike Henry; Pearnel Charles; Derrick Smith and Ken Baugh.

However, they too failed to identify a unifying approach.

Insiders say although Holness publicly apologised to Tufton and Williams on Sunday, the Opposition Leader continues blame Williams, who had crafted the letters in the first place.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre was also told that there were angry exchanges in one of the meeting when a participant insisted that Holness should not have apologised because he did nothing wrong”.

At the same time, there is a split with several party heavyweights saying the Opposition Leader should appeal Constitutional Court ruling and other saying no.

Still there are calls from within the JLP for Holness to resign.

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