PNC/R repeats Communiqué 'trouble' claim
November 21, 2003
The People's National Congress Reform (PNC/R) says that it has observed the response of the President to a letter from the Leader of the Opposition but noted that it intends to ignore this letter.
Speaking to members of the media at the regular weekly press briefing at Congess Place, Sophia, Mr. Raphael Trotman, an executive member of the party stated that the letter has been a well-orchestrated media campaign, which does nothing to make an impact on the real issues.
He added that the letter, which has been tendered by the Government, was signed by the Prime Minister Hinds but the convoluted style and evasive attitude is obviously the work of another prominent government figure.
"We have stated that there are problems with progress and achievement of the Communiqué process. We have no time to allocate blame for this situation nor do we intend to fend and prove with Mr. Hinds. We stand by our party's position that the Communiqué process is in trouble and in need of revitalization and an injection of seriousness," he pointed out.
PNC/R also stated that "if the PPP/C were as diligent and prompt in their responses to matters having to do with the Communiqué as they were in issuing evasive utterances, the construction engagement process might not have developed into the problems which we have detailed." (Shirwin Campbell)