PNP labels WhatsApp conversations as 'desperate and defamatory'

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Oppsition People’s National Party says it is aware of the circulation of screenshots of what it says are fake WhatsApp conversations involving party leader, Mark Golding.

In a statement released to the media, the PNP strongly denounced the messages which it labelled as a “desperate and defamatory act which has been concocted to divert the public’s attention from the Government’s incompetent handling of the wage negotiations with the various public sector groups.”

The party has also indicated that it has reported the matter to the Cybercrime Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

In the meantime the PNP maintains that the “Government has been arrogant and high-handed in its communication and handling of the negotiations with the public sector groupings” and has urged the Andrew Holness-led Government to “rethink their approach and work with the unions to ensure that civil servants are justly compensated for their invaluable service to our nation.”

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