The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, JCC, has issued a statement calling on the Holness-Administration to reveals its intention for the setting of a date for the Local Government Elections.

The JCC says after two earlier postponements of the polls, it’s evident one will not be held by the end of February. It says the delays will require another temporary amendment to the Representation of the Peoples Act at the proverbial last minute.

According to the JCC, the announcement of an election at short notice is archaic. It says such a move undermines the ability of those involved to plan effectively.

The JCC says it believes that the country should move to having fixed dates for local government elections as opposed to placing that decision solely in the hands of the prime minister.