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Peter Phillips sworn in as PNP president

first_imgDr Peter David Phillips is now the official president of Jamaica’s opposition People’s  National Party (PNP).Phillips took the oath of office during a ceremony at King’s House in St Andrew, on Monday morningThe former finance minister was handed the reigns of the PNP by outgoing President Portia Simpson Miller two Sundays ago at a special delegates’ conference held at the National Arena. He is the fifth president of the 79-year-old party.Phillips will seek to reconcile his party which has been affected  by infighting over the past year. He has vowed  to re-energise the country’s youth in a bid to attract them to the party as well as lead a viable Opposition.Finance last served as finance minister but has  also served as Minister of Health, Transport and National Security.He lost twice to Simpson Miller in presidential races.last_img

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