Portia Unlikely to Take Up Debate Challenge


Nationwide News understands that there is not likely to be a debate between the persons vying for the top post in the People’s National Party.

Presidential candidate, Dr. Karl Bylthe has challenged the sitting president Portia Simpson Miller to a debate ahead of the contest next month, but it does not appear this will happen.

It’s understood that the party plans to give the two contenders the platform to make a presentation to delegates instead of a debate.

Dr. Blythe says if the party were to consider this alternative, he would not support it.

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Dr. Blythe says he has entities that are willing to sponsor the leadership debate, if it is that the party is opting out due to financial constraints.

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