Holness Chides Opposition Members Over Derogatory Remarks

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is chiding members of the Opposition who he says have been making utterances which are a source of embarrassment to themselves and their generation.

Recently, two members of the PNP executive, Basil Waite and Mikael Phillips, faced backlash then apologized for making derogatory comments on the political platform.

Prime Minister Holness is criticizing such utterances which he says are being made as the silly season approaches.

Prime Minister Holness says the government is intensifying efforts to relieve the burden on society’s most vulnerable.

He says suggestions by the Opposition that it will be able to reduce the poverty rate should it return to office, lack credibility.

Mr. Holness says the government is taking tangible steps to improve the quality of the country’s infrastructure.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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