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nyammings or drinking wi love, dem just come and buy two likkle green bottle, gi wi two argument and dem gone; wi nah si dem back. Mi wah fi si whosoever seh dem a run fi yah so – whether red, green or gold – deal wid di people dem officially. Water a wi biggest concern and dem use that a trick wi,” he said, to the approval of other residents.
The Ginger Ridge division is currently represented by People’s National Party’s Ralston ‘John’ Wilson, who is seeking re-election. He has served as councillor for 37 years.
He said about $80 million has been spent on putting in place a system to distribute water from the source at Bellas Gate and by next week, the residents should be getting water.
Wilson is being challenged by the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Huit Johnson, a primaryschool principal.
“Training and education are my big things. One of my visions is to have a job bank to help with an apprenticeship programme. Also, to continue with the PAID programme. It’s for poor, ambitious, intelligent, disciplined students. Students who are leaving schools would get a one-off $10,000 to assist with further education.
“They would have to earn it, it’s not being giving away,” he said.
While Wilson has made the area into a PNP stronghold over the last three decades, the JLP polled 1,389 votes to the PNP’s 1,099 to win the division in the February general election.
Ginger Ridge falls in the St Catherine West Central constituency, represented by the JLP’s Dr Christopher Tufton.