Peter Phillips

PNP Leader Issues 30-day Ultimatum to Gov’t, Threatens Protest

Abka Fitz-Henley reports.

Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, says if the government does not provide a status report on ongoing corruption investigations within 30-days the Opposition will consider taking action – including protests.

Dr. Phillips issued the warning this afternoon during a media conference at the PNP’s Old Hope Road headquarters in St. Andrew.

The investigations are being conducted by the Financial Investigations Division, FID, the major Organized Crime Division, MOCA, the Auditor General’s Department and the Integrity Commission.

Dr. Phillips says there’s been too much silence about ongoing corruption investigations.

He says an update is needed immediately.

The Opposition Leader says the update should include details about the status of the investigation into the Caribbean Maritime University, CMU.

Dr. Phillips says the Opposition will not wait forever for an update.

He commented on options he says are available to the Opposition if an update on the corruption investigations isn’t provided.

Dr. Phillips also called for the board of the CMU to be dismissed.

Dr. Phillips was addressing a media conference this afternoon.

He was flanked by PNP Executive members including – Dr. Wykeham McNeil, Fitz Jackson, Mikael Phillips and Phillip Paulwell.
Abka Fitz-Henley for Nationwide News.

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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