Leader of the main opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness says his party is prepared for the upcoming general election, scheduled to be held on February 25th.

Holness was responding to the announcement made yesterday by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who told thousands of supporters of the governing People’s National Party (PNP) that she was prepared to “fly the gate”.

Holness, in an address to supporters in the old capital of Spanish Town in the neighbouring parish of St. Catherine, said Simpson Miller had to go to the polls ahead of the tabling of the budget.

Meanwhile, a meeting will be held this afternoon with representatives from both of the main political parties and the Jamaica Debates Commission to discuss the staging of debates between Nomination Day and the election.

Nomination Day will be on February 9 and Parliament will be dissolved on Friday, February 5th.

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