KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator AJ Nicholson will be making a full statement on the discussion and decisions arrived at following a meeting with Trinidad and Tobago's Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran this week.
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THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Standing Committee will decide on Monday whether it will allow some 25 constituencies which failed to register by the May 15 deadline this year, to help elect leaders at its annual conference in November.
A decision on the issue has grown in significance since Deputy Leader Audley Shaw announced recently that he has begun consultations on a possible challenge to JLP and Opposition Leader Andrew Holness.
Shaw's North East Manchester constituency failed to meet the March 31 deadline for registration, as well as an extended amnesty which ended on May 15.
At this time it seems likely that any position taken by the party's Standing Committee could create some conflict.
JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang optimistically told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that he could not see the Standing Committee disapproving whatever advice it receives from the Legal and Constitution Committee. However, Chang also admitted that there are conflicting views on the matter, which are likely to be expressed on Monday.
"It was highly irresponsible for the constituencies not to register within the deadline, but it would raise a question of the legitimacy of the process if so many constituencies were excluded," he said.
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