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Phillips says PNP not trying to score political points with crime meeting

Dr. Peter Phillips
 
People's National Party (PNP) President Dr. Peter Phillips says the Parliamentary Opposition has no intention of scoring political points with hosting a national stakeholders meeting to discuss crime. 
 
The meeting is scheduled for July 30 at the Jamaica Conference Centre and will be held under the theme: "Securing a safer Jamaica."
 
Speaking at a media briefing Monday afternoon, Dr. Phillips said non-partisan discussions will be held with key stakeholders from the private sector, churches, civic society, experts in community issues as well as legal and security issues, the police, women and youth groups, and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs). 
 
Dr. Phillips said several members of the government have been invited including National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte.
 
A report on the outcome of the consultations will be presented to the government. 
 
Dr. Phillips said the Opposition remains willing to participate and engage in any such initiative organised by the government because "this is not a time for people to hold their own corner while the country bleeds. This is a time for all hands to be on deck." 
 


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