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Fixed Election date – Part of NDM’s Reform Agenda for Jamaica

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Press Releases | Comments Off on Fixed Election date – Part of NDM’s Reform Agenda for Jamaica

The NDM is heartened by the latest Don Anderson opinion poll which revealed that approximately 80% of the Jamaican people are supportive to the idea of a fixed election date, which is a core policy position of the Movement for the past 20 years of its existence and is taking the opportunity to reiterate its call for Constitutional Reform. The key pillars of the NDM’s Reform Agenda are: (1) Strict separation of Powers (of the three arms of government: The Executive (Cabinet); the Legislature (Parliament) and the Judiciary (the Court/Legal system); (2) Fixed Election Date; (3) Term Limit (two terms per Prime Minister). The NDM has also been calling for the dismantling of political garrisons and for changes to our political culture which touch and concern governance and order. In a recent TVJ’s Prime Time News report (on 26/01/2016)...

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A Quiet Storm Brewing

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Press Releases | Comments Off on A Quiet Storm Brewing

It’s time for rebirth in Jamaica; it’s time to reignite Jamaica; it’s time to grow our economy; it’s time to bring young people to the front of the Nation’s Agenda and the best way is in the New Leadership with the NDM. Jamaica, it is indeed happening, the NDM has in place New Leadership, inspiring and strong candidates to contest the next general election. To many, this may come as a surprise but should be very welcomed to all. The NDM has just become the best thing for Jamaica, now and in the future. The NDM has created National Plans to address all sectors of the Jamaican society. With our plans, the NDM will be implementing all the ideals, policies and programs within our Core Principles. We consider the commitment to Open and Transparent governance as the most important...

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“Badman” Politics Has No place in Jamaica’s Present or Future

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Press Releases | Comments Off on “Badman” Politics Has No place in Jamaica’s Present or Future

The National Democratic Movement is concerned, disappointed and dismayed by the utterances of the young, inexperienced and clearly naïve Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament [MP] who seem to be ready to make a “badman” name of himself. The Westmoreland young MP may not realize that he was being taped, now acknowledges and confirms what the NDM and all Jamaica has known for decades; that the tribal, garrison type gun violence is alive and very well within the system and the PNP continues to use it whenever it suites them. So eager he was to declare that he is now baptized and is totally immersed in the tribal system that he draws on the gun lyrics that seem to be popular among PNP supporters. So, he draws on a well know gun song that glorifies gun violence. Gun violence is...

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Postponement of General Elections for 2015/Fixed Election Dates

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Press Releases | Comments Off on Postponement of General Elections for 2015/Fixed Election Dates

In light of yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller to call off plans by the Peoples National Party to hold General Elections this year, the National Democratic Movement has renewed its call for a fixed date for Local Government and General Elections, as the uncertainty created by the current system is costly and inimical to the country’s growth and development. The NDM lamented the unnecessary burden which was imposed upon the Electoral Office and the Police to prepare for elections, after being signaled by the Portia Simpson Miller led government to be ready for an early election, only to see the government backpedaling on that decision, likely, out of a fear of defeat. This has resulted in a strain and waste of human and scarce financial resources being required to be mentally, physically and financially on alert. Now...

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NDM Asks why the Rush To A General Election?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Press Releases | Comments Off on NDM Asks why the Rush To A General Election?

The National Democratic Movement [NDM] is deeply concerned that the PNP is in an indecent haste to call a general election when the country is in a deplorable state of affairs. The health services, national security, job creation, the economy, the devaluing dollar, poor education system, drought, water lock offs, low agricultural production are among the many of the hardships facing Jamaica. The present PNP government has not kept any of their promises except to the IMF agreement and following the IMF conditions, which are stifling to death the people of Jamaica. The NDM is saddened to know that a competent doctor, administrator and humanitarian, Dr. Trevor McCarty has resigned from the University Hospital of the West Indies [UHWI]. His resignation seems to be one of the many fall-outs from the infection and deaths of many babies in the...

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Jamaica Health Service – A Disgrace!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Press Releases | Comments Off on Jamaica Health Service – A Disgrace!

The National Democratic Movement [NDM] is saddened to know that a competent doctor, administrator and humanitarian, Dr. Trevor McCarty has resigned from the University Hospital of the West Indies [UHWI]. His resignation seems to be one of the fall-outs from the infection and deaths of many babies in the hospital. The NDM is calling on both the IMF and the Prime Minister to explain to the people of Jamaica why the most important health sector has been starved of funds resulting in a disgraceful “run-down” of health services offered to the people of Jamaica. It is clear by the actions of the IMF and the Prime Minister that little care and consideration are being given to the peoples’ health. In a sick country, there can be No Good Security, No Good Production, No Good Education, No Good Job Creation...

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