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Phillips accuses PM of stubbornness and mismanagement

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of stubbornness and mismanagement as he ripped into his handling of a number of national issues.

Speaking at a party meeting in Clarendon last night, Phillips said Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party administration had shown stubbornness in relation to the allocations in the last budget to fight crime, the zones of special operations and the purchase of used cars for the police force.

Listing the appointment of an acting chief justice, as another bad move by the prime minister, Phillips noted that the situation continues despite rebuke from various sectors of society.

Last week, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck said a permanent appointment could not have been made on February 1 because all the legal and administrative processes had not been completed in time.

However, Philips pointed out last night that it had been known for months that the post would have become vacant on January 31.

He said Holness is yet to issue a statement saying when the chief justice will be appointed.


According to Phillips the actions of the prime minister and his administration not only a smack of stubbornness and mismanagement, but of disrespect for democratic traditions. And told Comrades at the last night’s meeting it was time for the JLP government to go.


Opposition Leader and PNP president, Dr. Peter Phillips

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