Samuda Lashes Arscott

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The President of G2K, Matthew Samuda is accusing Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, of misleading the country regarding the reasons behind the decision to postpone the Local Government elections.

Minister Arscott recently told parliament that the postponement was due to the tardiness of the local government reform process.

HE also said that the decision was due to the unavailability of funding to allow the Electoral Office of Jamaica to conduct the elections.

But Chairman of the PNP’s Region Three, Phillip Paulwell, has since suggested that the Government has delayed the election until it’s in a position to win over the electorate.

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Mr. Samuda says the conflicting messages from the PNP has widened an already expansive trust deficit between the Government and the people.

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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.