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UPDATED: Ombudsman still concerned about political flags in communities

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:20 AM
Last month, two people were killed in Newlands, Portmore over an alleged controversy involving political flags.

The Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown says she remains concerned about the erection of political flags in some constituencies.

Eastern St Andrew  is one of the problem constituencies. 

According to Parchment Brown, the issue was discussed yesterday at a meeting with the general secretaries of the People's National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party. 

 

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown

Meanwhile, the Ombudsman says it's still not clear whether the party general secretaries have relayed her concern to party workers islandwide about the erection of flags in their communities. 

 

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown

Last month, two people were killed in Newlands, Portmore over an alleged controversy involving political flags. 

However, the police say so far, there's no evidence linking the killings to politics. 

*CORRECTION: Earlier, this story had cited South Eastern St Andrew as one of the areas where there are political flags. That was incorrect. It is actually Eastern St Andrew.