Dr. Peter Phillips
Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips has fired back at members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) who have called the People's National Party (PNP) hypocritical for speaking out against corruption.
He was speaking at the PNP Women's Movement Conference in Montego Bay, St. James Sunday night.
"I notice every time we raise the question of corruption, the apologists for the Jamaica Labour Party start to say 'But it used to happen under PNP'. I see them put out a list that go back about 30 year. If dem did go back further, dem would find out that the only ministers of government that have been arrested in Jamaica and convicted in the courts, came from the Jamaica Labour Party," Dr. Phillips declared.
The PNP president asserted that the party implemented measures to tackle corruption when it was faced with the issue while in Government.
"They don't tell you that P.J. passed the corruption prevention law and set up the Corruption Prevention Commission. They don't tell you that the PNP passed the access to information law to bring greater transparency to government in Jamaica. Them don't tell you that we had Commissions of Enquiry that ministers resigned and people were held accountable. They don't tell you that we set up MOCA and we had Operation Kingfish that dealt with the corrupt," he contended.