Some PNP Women Leaders Declare Support For Phillips


A group of female leaders in the Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is declaring their support for Dr. Peter Phillips to remain president of the party. 

The group includes three of the four female Opposition Members of Parliament, the two female Opposition Senators, several of female councilors and some caretaker candidates. 

According to the statement, Dr. Phillips also has the support of the female Regional Chairmen for Regions three, Sophia Frazer Binns, and Region four, Denise Daley. 

Mrs. Frazer Binns says she’s supporting Dr. Phillips because as a mother she believes in his ability to create a bright future for her children. 

Sophia Frazer Binns, Chairman for the PNP’s Region three. 

And Chairman for the party’s Region four, Denise Daley, says there’s no one else she would back as party leader at this time. 

Denise Daley, Member of Parliament for Eastern St Catherine and Chairman of the PNP’s Region four. 

She was speaking with Nationwide’s Stevian Simmonds.

The women backing Dr. Phillips also include executive members of the party’s Women’s Movement.

Its President, Jennifer Edwards, says she stands with Dr Phillips because he’s the party leader and the Prime Minister that Jamaica needs now.

The women say Dr. Phillips has always respected the role of women in the leadership of the PNP and has ensured that women are at the centre of the formulation of the party’s progressive policies.

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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