Span­ish Town mayor not con­fi­dent party can re­tain the cor­po­ra­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOCIAL - Ras­bert Turner Gleaner Writer

TO­DAY IS nom­i­na­tion day for the Lo­cal Govern­ment Elec­tions, to be held on Novem­ber 28, but the Peo­ple’s Na­tional Party (PNP) is not con­fi­dent that it can re­tain the St Catherine Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion.

“The elec­tors have got fickle and un­pre­dictable, there­fore, one can­not be sure of how the vote will go. Case in point is the Don­ald Trump-Hil­lary Clin­ton race. No poll­ster had Trump win­ning, yet still he has won. I am, how­ever, of the be­lief that we would have done a whole lot to de­serve a chance, but we will just wait,” said Nor­man Scott, mayor of Span­ish Town, who has been rep­re­sent­ing the Green­dale Divi­sion for the last 18 years.

MODEL AGENCY

He, how­ever, lists the achieve­ments such as tak­ing the coun­cil from a deficit and putting it on a path of re­cov­ery, mak­ing it a model agency for many.

“When we took over in March 2012, per­sons could not even get the statu­tory de­duc­tions. Many cheques were dis­hon­oured and staff work­ing ar­eas were not up to scratch. We have changed all that and things Mayor of Span­ish Town, Nor­man Scott. are much bet­ter. So those are some of the changes we have made,” Scott con­tin­ued.

Scott im­plored the mem­bers to be forth­right and hon­est in their cam­paign­ing, and he urged them to re­spect the per­sons whose votes they were so­lic­it­ing.

Scott was ad­dress­ing the fi­nal gen­eral monthly meet­ing of the St Catherine Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion be­fore the elec­tions, held on Wed­nes­day at the cor­po­ra­tion’s cham­bers at Eman­ci­pa­tion Square, Span­ish Town, St Catherine.

COUN­CIL­LORS NOT SEEK­ING RE-ELEC­TION

It was re­vealed at the meet­ing that five sit­ting coun­cil­lors, in­clud­ing the PNP’s Ho­race Brown of the Bridge­port divi­sion, Don­nel Mar­riott of the Mount In­dus­try divi­sion, the

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