Phillips accuses JLP of victimising Portmore

Phillips accuses JLP of victimising Portmore

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips has vowed that Portmore in St Catherine will get the attention it deserves under a new People's National Party (PNP) Government.

Addressing a meeting on Sunday to install Dr Winston De La Haye as the PNP's candidate for St Catherine East Central, Phillips said that the Andrew Holness Administration has deliberately sidelined Portmore since it came into office in 2016.

“Portmore has been victimised and deliberately sabotaged by the current Government. The last PNP Administration left in place a contract for a technology park in Naggo Head Portmore, this contract was to be managed and implemented by the Port Authority of Jamaica.

“This programme was designed to train and enable Jamaicans living in Portmore to become proficient in the use of modern technology. This initiative was abandoned by the current Government,” charged Phillips.

He argued that the last PNP Administration also designed a transportation centre for the Portmore community but after four years in office the Holness Administration has done nothing to move this forward.

“Additionally, the JUTC (Jamaica Urban Transit Company) has become disintegrated in terms of the quality of service being provided, further adding to the transportation woes of the Portmore community,” said Phillips.

According to the PNP president, the current Government's failure to curb crime, and the constant use of states of emergency (SOEs) have also taken a toll on the community of Portmore.

“Because of SOEs, small business owners have to resort to closing their businesses early, causing a decline in profits. Major food chains have also been affected by this long-term state of emergency,” added Phillips

Phillips declared that De La Haye will ensure that Portmore is prioritised under the next PNP Government.

De La Haye is expected to face off with the sitting Member of Parliament, the Jamaica Labour Party's Alando Terrelonge, in the next general election constitutionally due next year but widely expected to be held this year.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT