JAMAICA: Phillips is now PNP president

With two losses for leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) under his belt, Dr Peter David Phillips today fulfilled his lifelong political dream of getting to the top of the 78-year-old party.

Phillips was elected as the fifth president of the party during a special delegates conference held at the National Arena.

A tearful Portia Simpson Miller bid goodbye to the presidency saying throughout her 11 years at the helm, she’s faced the pain of defeat and had the sweet taste of victory.

“I thank everyone,” she said, listing former delegates from her St Andrew South Western constituency.

She also singled out former prime ministers and party presidents Michael Manley and PJ Patterson for their belief in her.

Simpson Miller led the party since 2006.

 

4 Responses to JAMAICA: Phillips is now PNP president

  1. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke March 27, 2017 at 1:49 am

    All of these old figure heads.

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  2. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn March 27, 2017 at 4:07 am

    How is Mr Doctor Peter Philips. The PNP want new young leaders with fresh ideas that can create jobs for the youth. Also a leader that could reduce inflation and the Jamaica dollar.

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  3. Carson C Cadogan March 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

    He cant do any worse than Portia.

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    • Jennifer March 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      CCC – you does bowl me over (Sweet). True though. He will come under the same HERNIA as Portia.

      Reply

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