Dec 30, 2011
PNP Wins.. Jamaica has a New Government
LYNDHURST ROAD(rjr): The Portia Simpson-Miller-led People's National Party (PNP) is on Friday morning preparing to take the reins of Government following its massive victory in Thursday's General Election. After four years in opposition the party made a dramatic political comeback taking 41 of the 63 seats. The Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party claimed the remaining 22. Jubilant PNP supporters converged on the party's Old Hope Road headquarters on Thursday night as news spread that victory had been achieved. As the crowd swelled, the Party President flanked by several of the winning candidates gave her victory speech. Mrs. Simpson-Miller said there is a lot of work ahead for the incoming Government adding that her team of Ministers will be installed shortly. She called for a united Jamaica as it embarks on a path to growth and development. “Work with us as we will be working with you. Consultation, dialogue, working together to move this country forward. We’ll be working for development with job creation and you will hear more from us,” she said. Mrs. Simpson-Miller also promised to lead a government of transparency. “We will tell you as it is, we will hide nothing from you. When it is tough and rough we will let you know, when it is easy we will let you know but I can also assure you that as we move to balance the books we will be moving to balance people’s lives as well,” “To all business persons, investors, large, medium and small enterprises, to youth, to mothers, to fathers, to children, know you have a government now that you can trust,” Mrs. Simpson-Miller said.