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UPDATED: Few turn out to hear Andrew Holness in New York

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 8:42 AM
Andrew Holness. Fewer than 40 persons reportedly attended the meeting which was held at the Medgar Evers College.

Only a few people turned out for a meeting in New York yesterday that featured Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness.

A video posted online shows fewer than 40 persons at the meeting as Holness spoke.

WATCH VIDEO HERE: Andrew Holness speaks in New York

However, the conference director, Marcia Meikle-Naughton, said some 120 people were in attendance at the event which she described as "very engaging".

Holness, though, immediately after his opening words highlighted that he was expecting more attendees.

"I'm obviously looking to see more people," Holness said to snickering as he began his presentation.

The event held in partnership with the Medgar Evers College and the Proud Jamaica Foundation kick-started what Meikle-Naughton said is a leadership summit series.

One Jamaican who attended the meeting suggested that more people would have turned out if the conference was held on Monday or Tuesday when school was out in New York.

CLARIFICATION: Earlier, the headline on this article suggested that the event was a JLP show. This was not correct. In fact, it was a Proud Jamaica Foundation-Medgar Evers College event at which the JLP Leader, Andrew Holness was the featured guest.