Holness Admin Bullish Following Announcement of Local Elections


Monday November 28.

That’s the date when Jamaicans will head to the polls to elect 228 parish councilors.

This as the Holness-administration this afternoon called the Local Government election which is due before December 29.

Nationwide News told the country on Tuesday that the Holness-administration was set to call the parish council elections this week.

It was an energized Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, who today announced the date.

This was done before a gathering of the top brass of the governing JLP, supporters and its 228 councilor candidates.

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Earlier, McKenzie told Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the parish council polls have been postponed for too long.

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Mr. McKenzie urged the JLP candidates to take their cue from what he says is the inspired leadership of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

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McKenzie also took on the Opposition, PNP and its Local Government spokesman, Noel Arscott, who this week claimed that some parish councils are being victimized.

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Meanwhile… Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the JLP candidates to always be responsive to the needs of the people.

The JLP Leader delivered the charge this afternoon as he addressed the gathering at the Jamaica Conference Center in Downtown, Kingston.

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And, JLP Chairman, Robert Montague, is urging Jamaicans to punish the PNP for incidents of corruption which have plagued several parish councils.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.