Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Debates Commission, Brian Schmidt says the debates will be cancelled if the PNP decides not to participate.

The JLP has indicated that it would be willing to debate alone if the PNP decides to boycott the event.

But according to Mr. Schmidt, this would violate the Commission’s mandate.

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Mr. Schmidt says the National Democratic Movement, NDM, which has nominated seven candidates and the Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party, which has nominated six candidates do not qualify to participate in the debates.

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