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Benny White booted as Mayor of Port Antonio

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 11:45 AM
Benny White - File

Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer



Benny White has been booted as Mayor of Port Antonio following a no-confidence motion against him.




Councillors voted five-three in favour of having him removed from office.



Deputy Mayor Wayne McKenzie, of the prospect division, is likely to assume the post of mayor.



The no-confidence motion against White was moved last month by minority leader, the Jamaica Labour Party’s Derron Wood.



White is one of the five People’s National Party councillors in the Portland Parish Council.



The JLP has four.



Although the PNP commands the majority in the Council, there was increasing anxiety because some PNP councillors are also said to be displeased with the leadership of Mayor White.



White first ascended to that office in 2006 – two years after he crossed the floor from the JLP and sided with four PNP councillors to oust then Mayor, Alston Hunter, in a no-confidence vote.



White was re-appointed mayor in 2012.



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