PNP "passed the people's test" - PM

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller declared on Sunday that the governing People's National Party (PNP) had passed "the people's test."

Mrs. Simpson Miller, speaking during the public session of the Party's 76th annual conference, at the National Arena in Kingston, itemised a number of advances, which she said were achievements of the PNP administration since it re-took the reins of  government in January, 2012.

She highlighted interventions by the Ministry of  Education, which have led to an increase in the number of  CSEC passes this year, improvements in the agricultural sector, and the increase in the national minimum wage.

"We have taken some tough decisions, which have started to bear fruit. Today in Jamaica, more people are investing in agriculture and are playing their part in increasing production and increasing imports," she said.

Similarly, she added, "billions of dollars of investment are being pumped into tourism by local and foreign investors."

Overall, there had been $50billion of new investment in the Jamaican economy over the last two years, she said.

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