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JLP discontinues process to select West Central St. Catherine caretaker

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 7:21 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) secretariat has discontinued the selection process to determine the caretaker for West Central St. Catherine amid controversy about the proceedings.

There had been concerns regarding the delegates list to be used during the selection exercise, with one of the candidates, Dr. Christopher Tufton, hinting at taking legal action.

However, his attorney, Arthur Williams, had said legal action would be put on hold as the parties have decided to have discussions to settle the matter.

In a release this evening, the JLP said its Selection Committee met earlier yesterday to review the Selection Process.

The party says it has been decided that all activities related to the selection Process would be discontinued to preserve the cohesiveness and good order of the constituency.

The Party says it will be embarking on a series of meetings with workers and stakeholders to discuss the issues involved.

Delegates were expected to select their representative on Sunday but the exercise was postponed to allow for today’s discussions to take place.

Dr. Tufton is vying against attorney- at- law Kent Gammon and Councillor Devon Wint to replace Dr. Ken Baugh in West Central St. Catherine.