Labourites getting ready
ACTING Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Senator Robert Montague says preparations for the party's upcoming conference are in high gear.
Speaking at the JLP's Area Council 2 monthly meeting on Sunday at the Eltham High School in St Catherine, Senator Montague urged labourites to organise themselves, citing political organisation as the key to the JLP winning the next general election and called on the Area Council to ensure that plans are in place for a successful conference on November.
The acting chairman also announced that the JLP would be visiting every division and every constituency, as it builds capacity, sets priorities and reconnects with the people.
At Sunday's meeting, James Robertson, JLP deputy leader in charge of Area Council 2 and the member of parliament for
Western St Thomas, raised concerns about the prime minister's "deafening silence" and failure to address matters of national importance, including the slide of the Jamaican dollar.
It was imperative, she said, that the prime minister leads from the front and make herself available to the public if she wants to restore confidence and stability to the economy and build on the gains secured by the previous administration.
Area Council 2 is the largest within the JLP, comprising the parishes of St Catherine, St Mary, St Thomas and Portland and boasts 4,570 delegates.