Nationwide News understands that Local Government elections, which are due by the end of this month, will be delayed.
Government sources told our news center today that a Bill will be tabled in parliament shortly, seeking the approval of the House of Representatives for the elections to be postponed for six months.
Our sources say the administration will cite several reasons for postponing the elections.
Among them are the lack of readiness of school facilities across the island which would serve as polling centers, the unpreparedness of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica and ongoing local government reform.
On January 26, PNP General Secretary Paul Burke said Local Government elections would likely be held by the end of June this year.