Was Peter Phillips an Asset to the JLP?


Opposition leader Dr. Peter Phillips was one of two ‘secret weapons’ used by the Jamaica Labour Party to win the by-election in South East St. Mary yesterday.

That’s according to the party’s Chairman, Robert Montague.

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Mr. Montague says Dr. Phillips’ negativity and his failure to connect with the people in the battleground constituency helped to give the JLP an advantage in the race.

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Mr. Montague says South East St. Mary had been neglected by the People’s National Party but Dr. Norman Dunn’s win will facilitate more development in the constituency.


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.