Prime Minister Andrew Holness is chiding members of the Opposition who he says have been making utterances which are a source of embarrassment to themselves and their generation.

Recently, two members of the PNP executive, Basil Waite and Mikael Phillips, faced backlash then apologized for making derogatory comments on the political platform.

Prime Minister Holness is criticizing such utterances which he says are being made as the silly season approaches.

Prime Minister Holness says the government is intensifying efforts to relieve the burden on society’s most vulnerable.

He says suggestions by the Opposition that it will be able to reduce the poverty rate should it return to office, lack credibility.

Mr. Holness says the government is taking tangible steps to improve the quality of the country’s infrastructure.