Six candidates vie for seats in upcoming by-election


The six candidates were nominated representing the two major political parties in the October 30 by-election.

In the hotly contested seat of South East St. Mary Dr. Norman Dunn, who represents the Jamaica Labour Party was the first to nominate. The Peoples National Party’s Shane Alexis who at one point was blocked by supporters of his rival managed to get nominated.

In South St. Andrew JLP caretaker Dane Dennis was nominated Mark Golding who leaves the Upper House of Parliament was nominated.

Dr. Angela Brown Burke was led to her nomination by a throng of supporters headed by a marching band went through the nomination process where she will contest the seat of St Andrew South West.

In the meantime the PNP has expressed its concerns on the defacing of the town of Annotto Bay, St Mary by persons promoting the Jamaica Labour Party’s candidate, Dr. Norman Dunn.

The town of Annotto Bay has been defaced with green and white paint, expressing support for Dr. Norman Dunn.

The Party says this behavior bears a resemblance to child’s play and should not be countenanced in modern campaigning.

The PNP is therefore calling on Political Ombudsman, Mrs. Donna Parchment Brown to immediately enforce the code of conduct, particularly in South East St. Mary.  The Political Ombudsman should also insist that the graffiti now on display throughout the town of Annotto Bay be removed as their existence represents a source of intimidation and a throw-back to an old style era of politicking.

According to the PNP, there is no need to deface private or public property in the name of politics in the present campaign.

CAPTION: Above: – Mark Golding (centre) completes the nomination process

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