Prepare For Local Gov’t Elections Next Year: McKenzie Tells Party Council Meeting

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Abka Fitz-Henley reports.

Portfolio Minister and JLP Deputy Leader, Desmond McKenzie, has told the party’s area councils to get ready for Local Government elections next year.
Mr. McKenzie was addressing a meeting of the influential JLP Area Council 1 on Sunday.

The Local Government Minister, who’s duty it is to announce the calling of parish council elections, says party supporters should get ready.

Mr. McKenzie also called on supporters to intensify the enumeration process.

The Local Government Minister argued that significant strides have been made in the portfolio – including the empowerment of councilors to better assist the people.

But, he says much more work is left to be done.

The JLP Deputy Leader ended his address to the Party’s Area Council 1 by commenting that good things will happen next year.



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.


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