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crowd out West on Nomination Day
Denise Clarke, Staff Reporter
DAY in western Jamaica proceeded without incident, with large
crowds of supporters from the two major political parties
accompanying their candidates to the respective centres.
the five western parishes, the People's National Party (PNP)
and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) each nominated 59 candidates,
while the National Democratic Movement (NDM) and the People's
Progressive Party (PPP) each nominated one candidate. Four
independent candidates were also nominated.
Minister P.J. Patterson led the four PNP candidates in his
constituency of Eastern Westmoreland to the nomination centre
at the Maud Mcleod High School in Darliston. The four-member
JLP team was led by the constituency caretaker, Don Foote.
PNP Member of Parliament, Trevor Ruddock, was among the five
candidates nominated for the party in Central Westmoreland.
Mr. Ruddock served as MP for Western Westmoreland between
1993 and 1997. Neville Carroll, a former PNP councillor was
nominated as an independent candidate for the Frome Division.
He served as councillor from 1986 to 1998.
Eastern Hanover, the PNP's Aston King Jr. was accompanied
by his mother, the Custos of the parish Mavis Whitter-King,
who was one of the signatories to the list of persons nominating
him. Another of Mr. King's signatories was Winston Malcolm,
who contested last October's General Election as a candidate
for the United People's Party (UPP). Six candidates in all
were nominated in the constituency.
Sharpe was the only NDM candidate nominated in western Jamaica
in the Green Island division in Western Hanover. Four candidates
each were nominated for the PNP and the JLP.
candidates including one from the People's Progressive Party
(PPP) will contest the four divisions in the Local Govern-ment
elections in West Central St James.
Barnett, a 39-year-old businessman of Mt Salem has been nominated
to contest the Mt Salem division against incumbent Gerard
Mitchell of the PNP and former deputy Mayor Berlyn Thompson
of the JLP. Former PNP Member of Parliament Patrick Rose-Green
was also nominated to contest the Salt Spring division.
was just one slight hitch to the proceedings at the Granville
Primary School. The JLP's candidate for the Salt Spring Division
Trevor 'Trickster' Parkinson failed to produce his TRN number
and had to go back for it returning just before mid-day.
Northwest St. James the PNP and the JLP each nominated six
candidates, with JLP Senator Bruce Golding and Member of Parliament
Dr. Horace Chang accompanying the candidates. Two independents
were among the ten candidates nominated in South St. James.
The JLP and the PNP each had four candidates.
Member of Parliament for North Trelawny Wendell Stewart was
nominated as an independent candidate for the Falmouth division.
He was one of 19 candidates nominated in the parish, while
in St. Elizabeth, 47-year-old farmer Neville Rowe was nominated
as an independent candidate for the Siloah division. He is
one of 31 candidates registered in the parish