Phillips, Bunting Intensify Campaign 3 Weeks Away From Decision Day

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Both candidates in the PNP leadership race intensified campaign activity on the weekend with just less than three weeks to go before September 7 which is decision day.

Dr. Peter Phillips attended the East Rural St. Andrew constituency on Sunday.

In that constituency, former JLP fire-brand and current PNP candidate, Joan Gordon Webley, is attempting to unseat the incumbent Member of Parliament and JLP-powerhouse, Juliet Holness.

The embattled PNP President who’s facing a challenge from Peter Bunting told comrades that he remains focused and capable of leading the PNP back to office.

He argued that the JLP administration is failing to protect the people including coffee farmers in East Rural St. Andrew.

Dr. Peter Phillips, PNP President addressing a meeting in East Rural St. Andrew on Sunday.

Dr. Phillips urged comrades not to stop what he argued is the progress that is being made in the PNP under his leadership.

He also urged PNP supporters to do the work that is necessary to ensure that Mrs. Gordon Webley re-enters Gordon House.

Dr. Peter Phillips, PNP President addressing a meeting in East Rural St. Andrew on Sunday.

 In the meantime, Dr. Phillips’s challenger, Peter Bunting, attended Dr. Dayton Campbell’s constituency conference in North West St. Ann.

He also vowed to return the PNP back to office and lead an administration which is focused on social and economic justice.

Peter Bunting, Central Manchester MP and candidate for Presidency of the PNP.

Mr. Bunting says as he has journeyed around the country while campaigning, many Jamaicans are worried.

Peter Bunting, Central Manchester MP and candidate for Presidency of the PNP.


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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