Phillips Issues ‘Unreserved Apology’ For Controversial Remarks


People’s National Party, PNP Vice President, Mikael Phillips, has unreservedly apologized for controversial remarks he made recently on the political platform.

The comments resulted in him facing backlash, including from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, PSOJ. 

Mr. Phillips, who’s also Member of Parliament for Manchester North Western, made the comments that have been described as intimidatory at his constituency conference on the weekend. 

In a statement issued yesterday, Mr. Phillips apologized and expressed regret if his remarks were interpreted as derogatory to his political opponents and generally offensive to others.

In an interview last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Kemesha Kelly, Mr. Phillips initially sought to downplay the comments. 

But, when pressed the PNP Vice President expressed unconditional regret. 

The Manchester North Western MP says the nation’s violent political past has touched his own family.

As a result, Mr. Phillips says he would hate if his remarks were to incite any type of political violence. 

Mikael Phillips, PNP Vice President, and MP for Manchester North Western speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.

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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