Tomlinson Gives Party Leadership More Time


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.

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