Duncan-Sutherland Confident of Victory “In Any Election” In SE Clarendon

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Stevian Simmonds reports.

The People’s National Party Caretaker for South East Clarendon, Patricia Duncan-Sutherland says she’s confident of victory in any election she decides to contest.

There is speculation that a by-election may be called in the constituency to replace former MP, Rudyard Spencer, who it’s understood is leaving to take up a diplomatic post overseas.

Mrs Duncan-Sutherland says she’ll allow her party to decide if she contests a by-election, should one be called before the country’s next General Election.

Mrs Duncan Sutherland has been the PNP’s standard-bearer for the marginal constituency since 2014.

She says she has been working on the ground ever since.

She says she’s confident of victory in any election she decides to contest.

But, Mrs Duncan Sutherland says the government would be wasting money if a by-election is held so close to a General Election, which is constitutionally due next year.

She says she has big plans to transform the constituency, by addressing weaknesses in education, agriculture and other social services.  

Mrs Duncan Sutherland says she won’t miss MP Rudyard Spencer because she alleges he doesn’t visit the constituency frequently.

While, Minister without portfolio, Senator Pearnel Charles Jnr, has been named as Spencer’s successor, Mrs. Duncan-Sutherland says a number of JLP members were not interested in the representing South East Clarendon because they do not want to face her at the polls.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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