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Jamaica: Haughton rips PNP, JLP for selling out to Big Business


Former Opposition Senator Dr Andre Haughton has lashed out at both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), claiming that they have conspired to work against the interests of ordinary citizens.

Haughton, regaining his voice after he was effectively censured by the PNP after contradicting then President Dr Peter Phillips, charged that the major political parties were being lobbied heavily by Big Business at the expense of the masses.

The university economics lecturer pushed for a reduction of taxes on fuel, arguing that Phillips’ proposal for a cut in general consumption tax would not have cumulative effect for the majority of Jamaicans.

“The two party agree because there comes benefit to them because people who a whisper in a dem ears a seh that (lower GCT).

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