As talks of a leadership challenge in the People’s National Party continue, two members – Peter Bunting and Peter Phillips– have shown their hands as aspirants to take over from party president Portia Simpson Miller.
Bunting made public his interest in leading the PNP on Monday, saying that he intends to appeal to the Opposition party’s delegates at the right time.
However, a faction of the party, including the party’s Region Three Chairman Phillip Paulwell, are in support of Dr Peter Phillips.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for St Ann South Eastern Lisa Hanna tabled a no-confidence motion against General Secretary Paul Burke, who, in response said a campaign of “lies, half-truths, misinformation, and disinformation” has been waged against him by members of the party.
In other news, according to the Statistics and Information Management Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, there has been a 32 per cent reduction in serious and violent crimes for the period of January 1 to April 2, when compared to the same period last year
In sport, the West Indies T20 men and women’s team are receiving high praises for their clean sweep of titles at the just-concluded Twenty20 World Cup in India last Sunday.
West Indies men became the first side to win the T20 World Cup twice when they beat 2010 champions England by four wickets while the women’s side clinched their first-ever title when they stunned three-time defending champions Australia Women by eight wickets.