REJECTED! PNP Looking Past Peter Blake

Nationwide News understands that the governing People’s National Party has rejected businessman, Peter Blake, despite him winning a selection contest to represent the party in East Rural St. Andrew in the next General Election.

On October 4, Blake defeated the incumbent MP Damion Crawford in the candidate selection exercise.

It’s understood that the PNP has asked Senator Imani Duncan Pryce to contest the seat on its behalf.

Duncan-Pryce has reportedly told the party that she’ll decide sometime this week, whether to accept the offer.

When contacted by our news centre this afternoon, Senator Duncan Pryce declined comment.

Calls placed to the mobile phones of Mr. Blake and PNP General Secretary Paul Burke went to voicemail.


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.