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I feel it! PM switches shoes amid election curiosity

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Holness: Something is in the air. You will hear more but until such time - Ian Allen Photo

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that a general election could be soon.

He was in Clarendon North Central today wearing his Clarks Desert Boots, the footwear that has come to be known as Holness' election shoes.

Holness drew attention to the fact that he had switched shoes and questioned whether Labourites were feeling "it".

"I feel it, too," said Holness in response to shouts of approval from supporters.

Scores of green-clad Labourites had gathered in the old Clarendon capital of Chapelton for the opening of a new constituency office for Clarendon North Central. 

"Something is in the air. You will hear more, but until such time," the prime minister concluded. 

Political analysts have been predicting that elections due by March next year could be as early as this August. 

The uptick in Holness' visits across the island to open new projects has intensified speculations. 

Today, Holness spent most of his day in Clarendon North Central where his young ally Robert Nesta Morgan is set to go up against Dr Desmond Brennan of the Opposition People's National Party. 

Morgan, a former director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, will replace the sitting Member of Parliament Pearnel Charles as the JLP standard-bearer in the constituency.

Clarendon North Central is considered a battleground constituency.

Holness who has commissioned a new water system in Mocho, Clarendon today toured the Chapelton Hospital which is being refurbished.

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