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Jamaica: DEBATE DUEL – Parties Clash Over Disabilities Law, Women’s Shelters

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has sought to dismiss assertions that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration did not treat the implementation of the Disabilities Act as a matter of priority during its more than four years in power.

‘It’s not true that it wasn’t a priority,” said Johnson Smith.

The legislation was passed in 2014 and to date the law has not been implemented.

The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Raymond Pryce castigated the Government for not implementing the law after “55 months” in power.

Johnson Smith and Pryce were representing their respective political parties in the first of three national debates Tuesday night.

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