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Private sector players to host press conference

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 9:55 AM

Jamaica’s major private sector players are to host a press conference this morning to outline policy assurances they want from the two main political parties regardless of which party forms the next government.

The players include the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Jamaica Manufacturers Association and Civil Society groups.

A media advisory on Tuesday stated that a letter signed by all the groups has been sent to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and the Leader of the opposition, Andrew Holness.

It said the letter spoke to the maintenance of certain commitments to the private sector and the wider society, regardless of who forms the next the government.

The advisory from the groups did not state the commitments they are seeking to maintain or whether any of the leaders have responded.

General elections are constitutionally due at the end of next year, but there are indications the country is headed for early polls.