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race in St Thomas
DAY for Local Government election in eastern St. Thomas was
a smooth and incident-free affair. The atmosphere was of a
celebratory nature as the candidates from the various political
parties went to be nominated at the Morant Bay Courthouse.
first candidate to be nominated was 47-year-old businessman
Trevor Webley of the NDM contesting the Dalvey division seat.
Mr. Webley contested the seat for Member of Parliament for
east St. Thomas in the last general election but was unsuccessful.
candidates for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and four from
the People's National Party (PNP) were nominated to contest
the seats for councillors in east St. Thomas. Fifty-three-year
old attorney-at-law Richard Bonner of the JLP will be running
in the Morant Bay Division against 44-year-old social worker
Rosemarie Shaw of the PNP who has done four terms as Councillor.
Dalvey division seat is being contested by 43-year-old businessman
Victor Hutchinson of the PNP and 59-year-old businessman Berest-ford
Steele of the JLP who has been representing the Division since
the last Local Government election in 1998.
JLP's Clive Smith who represented the Port Morant Division
has stepped down to allow 39-year-old Michael Hue, businessman,
to contest the seat and he will be going up against 48-year-old
teacher Everton Sealey of the PNP.
Bath division is being contested by 53-year-old farmer Denville
Whittle of the JLP and 50-year-old computer analyst Lancelot
Comrie of the PNP who has been representing the division since
the last Local Government election and who is also Deputy
the exception of Mr. Steele the other three candidates for
the JLP in east St. Thomas are newcomers and two of the PNP's
candidates are also newcomers.