• The PNP youth Organization also called for Chief of Staff in the office of the Opposition Leader, Imani Duncan Price, to be reassigned.

Tomlinson Gives Party Leadership More Time

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People’s National Party Youth Organization, PNPYO President, Krystal Tomlinson, says the organization is giving the party’s leadership more time to respond to its 21 recommendations which were outlined yesterday in a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council, NEC.

Nationwide News understands that the recommendations and views expressed by the PNPYO are sending jitters through the Peter Phillips-led party.

Miss Tomlinson told our news centre today that she’d not comment publicly on the issue.

But, the PNPYO President says she understands the news value of the 21 recommendations the organization made.

She noted that the recommendations were not meant for public consumption.

Nationwide News disclosed that among the 21 recommendations made by the YO is a call for a social audit to be conducted in constituencies which have been held by the PNP for 30 or more years.

It’s understood that Miss Tomlinson broke down in tears yesterday during the tense PNP NEC meeting when she lamented the poor state of the party organization in some constituencies.

The PNPYO and its President also raised concerns about the party’s lack of communication of a clear message and inadequate funding of its communication machinery.

The YO says the PNP officer corps are a part of the problem because the officers of the party appear to listen only to their own antiquated and myopic voice.

The Youth Organization also vowed to launch a campaign to remove every single officer if the behavior of the officers do not improve.

Among its recommendations, is a call for an end to what it says is the reign of a team of elderly comrades who’ve led every election campaign since 1976.

That’s 43 years ago.

The Krystal Tomlinson-led PNP youth organization also accused party Chairman Fitz Jackson, and his Deputy, Horace Dalley, of shutting down opposing views in the party.

The YO also called on PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson to improve his performance or resign.

Several calls placed this afternoon to Jackson, Robinson and Dalley were not answered.

The PNP youth Organization also called for Chief of Staff in the office of the Opposition Leader, Imani Duncan Price, to be reassigned.

When contacted by our news center this afternoon, Mrs. Duncan Price declined to comment.



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.


2 thoughts on “Tomlinson Gives Party Leadership More Time

  1. B Boyd

    I am keeping abreast with the tug o war within the PNP party by some disgruntled comrades, because of their egoetical believes against Dr Peter Phillips. I can see that comrade Dayton Campbell from St,Ann is one of the main instigator against Dr Peter Phillips, i am not saying that he also Comrade Peter Bounting is not qualified. But put the two of them together ,they cannot ads up to comrade Dr Peter Phillips. I know nothing about those comrades who is trying to caused rifts within the PNP party,but knows Comrade Phillips about 40years..When he was the president for the PNPYO, also the young lady of the PNPYO, She is too vocal about foundation members before she was born. She as a youngster must try to showed some form of respect, or strained when dealing with top officials within the PNP party. When I and comrade Dr Peter Phillips during those dark years of the PNP party in the 1980s, when the PNP party ran to the ground. Where was some of them, I never see no Bunting, Campbell. But I saw comrade Dr Peter Phillips who joined with comrade Portia Simpson Miller ,PJPatterson, and the great Michael Manley .Where the just come comrades them is trying to get rid of the best leader,at this time to lead the PNP party to victory. I am calling on all sensible comrades to votes for Dr Peter Phillips, because he is the more suitable candidate to beat the JLP party government at this time. You cannot blamed him for the losses in the elections,the person who you should blamed for the losses, is comrade Portia Simpson Miller. When she refused to debate with Andrew Holness during the election campaign, that is where we loss the election and. The next mistake she did ,is when she removed Damion Crawford and replaced him with DKDuncan daughter. That was a very bad moves,because the PNP party loss by that seat.But some people is a very big hypocrites ,they are afraid to talk the truth about what happened.

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  2. B Boyd

    I would like to know why comrade Peter Bounting is challenging comrade Dr Peter Phillips at this pointing time for leadership, because off his ego.Nobody in Jamaica hardly knows about him,because he is not popular in the country. I would like to know if this Campbell from St Ann,if is Sam Campbell son from Trycee.Who useto Mayor of St,Ann also councillor for years. I know Sam Campbell from I was a young boy, and I know he had some sons.But I don’t know their names,the very last time I remembered seeing one of his son,at Runaway Bay primary school at a PNP party meeting.But he should never hooped up with Peter Bounting at this time, causing big problems within the PNP party. He should have adviced him to step aside, and helped comrade Dr Peter Phillips to tackled the JLP party government for the next general election. More than trying to to help a person with no track records, to lead the PNP party as this pointing time.

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