‘Barefaced Act Of Political Hypocrisy’ Samuda Ridicules Plan By Opposition To Stage Anti-corruption Vigil

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JLP Public Relations Chairman, Senator Matthew Samuda, is rejecting plans by the PNP to hold an anti-corruption vigil as barefaced hypocrisy.

The PNP disclosed today that it will be staging an anti-corruption vigil in Half Way Tree, St. Andrew tomorrow.

Neika Lewis reports.

In a statement to the media, the PNP says the vigil is being held to bring awareness to what it describes as the brazen plundering of the public purse by members of the governing JLP.

But Senator Samuda says it’s important to note that the government has taken tangible steps to establish a legislative framework to deal with corruption.

He’s dismissing the anti-corruption vigil organized by the PNP as barefaced.

Senator Samuda says Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been firm in dealing with instances where alleged corruption has arisen.

Senator Samuda says the PNP and its leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, cannot be taken seriously in their utterances about corruption.



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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