PNP ready for $25 million annual conference

News post September 18, 2015

The conference, budgeted to cost at least $25 million, will take place over three days at the National Arena in Kingston. It will culminate with an address by PNP president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

The People’s National Party (PNP) says it is ready for its three-day 77th annual conference which gets underway on Friday but it does not expect a significant turnout of delegates on the first day.

The conference, budgeted to cost at least $25 million will take place over three days at the National Arena in Kingston.

PNP general secretary, Paul Burke, says given that Friday is a regular work day, just about 500 of the party’s 3,500 delegates are expected to be in attendance for private sessions.


PNP general secretary Paul Burke

Burke says 90 per cent of the delegates are expected for more private sessions on Saturday, while an even larger number of delegates and supporters is expected for the public session on Sunday.

PNP chairman Robert Pickersgill has said the second day of the conference will focus on election preparations and the organisational state of the party.

That has added to speculations that general elections, constitutionally due next year, could be called this year.


published by The Gleaner.

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