Phillips Chides Critics At Campaign Launch To Remain As PNP President

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The President of the People’s National Party, PNP, Dr Peter Phillips lashed those who questioned his leadership, as he launched his campaign to keep the party’s top post, on Thursday evening.

Dr Phillips is seeking to stave off a leadership challenge from Central Manchester Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting. 

Dr. Phillips launched his campaign, ‘One PNP, Powerful Together’ at the Courtleigh Auditorium last evening. 

A militant Dr Phillips chided those who’ve called into question the party’s achievements under his stewardship. 

Dr Phillips is also challenging those who’ve suggested he’s not the right person to lead the 81-year-old political organization at this time because he continues to trail in favourability polls. 

The PNP President says only a united party can beat the Jamaica Labour Party at the next polls. 

In the meantime, PNP Vice President Damion Crawford, also took a swipe at Dr Phillips’ detractors. 

Mr. Crawford was tasked with introducing Dr Phillips at last evening’s campaign launch.

He also sought to reinforce the message of unity in the party. 

Damion Crawford, PNP Vice President, speaking at the launch of Dr Phillips’ One PNP, Powerful Together campaign. 


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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