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Vale Royal Talks resume today

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips
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The Vale Royal Talks - a mechanism for the two main political parties to have bipartisan dialogue on critical national issues - will take place today at the University of the West Indies Regional Head-quarters commencing at 10 a.m.

The Jamaica Labour Party's team will be led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and will include General Secretary Horace Chang, Chairman Robert Montague, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, and Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw.

The People's National Party's team will be led by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips and will include General Secretary Julian Robinson, Chairman Fitz Jackson, Leader of Opposition Business in the House Phillip Paulwell, and Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Donna Scott-Mottley.

The items for discussion at the first meeting include national security, electoral re-verification and chairmanship of Parliamentary committees.

As agreed by the political parties, all communication from the meetings will be done as joint statements.

A joint statement will be issued at the end of the bipartisan dialogue.