Strong sup­port for In­de­pen­dent new­comer in Gre­gory Park

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAROLD GRE­GORY Hamil­ton is an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date vy­ing for the post of coun­cil­lor for the Gre­gory Park divi­sion in the St Cather­ine Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion.

Hamil­ton, who has resided in Gre­gory Park Proper since birth, has in­cor­po­rated the slo­gan ‘Bridg­ing the gap’ into his po­lit­i­cal cam­paign.

For­merly a com­puter engi­neer at Cay­manas Track Lim­ited, he was among 16 work­ers whose jobs were ter­mi­nated on Au­gust 22.

The po­lit­i­cal new­comer prides him­self on the unity within the area and is spo­ken of highly by sup­port­ers from both ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

Twenty-year-old Ryan Mor­ris­sey, a res­i­dent of Gre­gory Park, de­scribed the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions as “the same thing over and over again”.

CON­TINUE THE MOVE­MENT

Mor­ris­sey told The Gleaner, “Af­ter a party wins, you don’t hear back from them, but Gre­gory dif­fer­ent, him look out fi ev­ery­body.”

He added: “If Gre­gory did have fi dem money, we good.”

A mother-daugh­ter duo clad in the in­de­pen­dent can­di­date’s colours (royal blue and white), who re­quested anonymity, told The Gleaner that they were “strict labourites, but Gre­gory a do the most ‘bout ya”.

Upon ar­rival at the nom­i­na­tion ground, Cedar Manor Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Hamil­ton and a hand­ful of sup­port­ers com­pleted the of­fi­cial nom­i­na­tion process first. There­after, he could be seen en­gag­ing in laugh­ter and friendly di­a­logue with sup­port­ers of the other po­lit­i­cal en­ti­ties as well as his own.

Speak­ing with The Gleaner

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.