PNP regrets homophobic innuendos

President of the People’s National Party, Peter Phillips surrounded by supporters

The People’s National Party (PNP) is expressing regret, at what has been deemed as homophobic comments by some of its prominent members at the presentation of its candidate for East Central St Catherine, Dr Winston De La Haye, on Sunday.

De La Haye is competing against the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Alando Terrelonge, who currently hold the seat.

Dr Winston De La Haye,

Terrelonge was on the receiving end of these comments as the comrades outlined their plans to win the seat.

Horace Dalley, the PNP’s deputy chairman encouraged the people to work with De La Haye because PNP members are “straight and not bend up bend”

The comments were met with widespread criticisms.

In a statement this morning, a spokesperson said the PNP wishes to affirm its commitment to non-discrimination based on class, colour, creed or sexual orientation.