The church-based Jamaica Progressive Party (JPP) will abolish income tax, ban go-go clubs, and raise salaries for civil servants if it gains state power.
JPP President Gilbert Edwards, who migrated to the United States when he was 20 years old, says his party also plans to increase the national minimum wage and invest in the mothballed national airline.
Director of Elections Glasspole Brown announced in early June that the registrar of political party was undertaking a review of JPP’s compliance with registration requirements.
General secretary of the JPP, Robert Rainford, said the party will be campaigning once its registration is ratified.
Edwards assured that a government run by his party would not be a theocracy, although the JPP would abolish strip clubs, nude hotels and casinos, because of the adverse sociocultural effects these businesses have on women.