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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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NDM says ‘the People Must Decide’

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Press Releases | Comments Off on NDM says ‘the People Must Decide’

The National Democratic Movement notes with great interest the unusual news release issued by eight [8] interest groups in an attempt to thwart the peoples’ participation in a highly significant decision of utmost important and concern to them. The PNP for years has been trying to remove the Privy Council for the equally foreign Caribbean Court of Justice. Since 1995 the NDM has urged successive JLPNP governments to take the issue to the people. The ideal opportunity presents itself now since another general election is due in 14 months {January 2017}. The NDM is asking the government to trust the people and place a separate ballot at the next General Election with one question. Do YOU agree that Jamaica should leave the Privy Council for the Caribbean Court of Justice? – Yes [ ] No [ ] Or Do...

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NDM requests answers from the NWC

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Press Releases | Comments Off on NDM requests answers from the NWC

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) is most concerned about the recent announcement by the National Water Commission (NWC) that some communities will be receiving piped water twice (2) per week. For example, in the Hope Pasture’s area it is Monday and Saturdays. That is unacceptable! The people who live in all the affected communities cannot do without piped water for long extended periods. In addition, the rains have been falling.   The NWC have clearly lost their main focus and mandated area of interest, which is to serve the people of Jamaica with clean, purified and healthy drinking water. They seem to have forgotten the saying “water is life”   The actions of the NWC recent and now, when they entered into a multibillion contract to find leaks instead of one to harness water demonstrates the short sightedness and...

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