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Political Ombudsman says pockets of tension remain in St Mary South East

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 7:58 PM
Parchment Brown ... there are areas where the vandalism of political paraphernalia continues.

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says while there is currently no political violence in St Mary South East ahead of the October 30 by-election, some areas of the constituency remain tense.

Parchment Brown, the Peace Management Initiative and the police toured the constituency on Tuesday to survey campaigning and other activities.

The visit came amid a battle between the Jamaica Labour Party’s Dr Norman Dunn and the People’s National Party (PNP's) Dr Shane Alexis to secure a seat in Gordon House.

The seat became vacant following the sudden death of former Member of Parliament Dr Winston Green in August.

The PNP has reported that two of its supporters were shot and injured in the constituency but the police say the incidents were not politically motivated.

Following Tuesday's tour, Parchment Brown, said most constituents appear to be living in harmony.

However, she said there are areas where the vandalism of political paraphernalia continues.

 

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown.