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Pryce says he woke up to word of road blocks in his St Elizabeth constituency

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 1:46 AM
A motorist makes his way along a section of the main road to Balaclava in North East St Elizabeth where protesting residents had earlier cut down trees.
Raymond Pryce says persons must be aware that opportunists may use these perceived divisions to create dislocation across the constituency.
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Member of parliament for the North East St Elizabeth constituency, Raymond Pryce has issued a statement to the media in relation to several road blocks which have been mounted there today.

The wide scale road blocks have brought the constituency to a standstill.

There are reports that the road blocks were mounted by supporters of Pryce, who are upset he will not represent the constituency in the upcoming general election.

According to Pryce, he awoke to news of the protests this morning.

He says various sources have reported different reasons for the unrest, including issues within the political organisation of the People's National Party within the constituency. 

However, Pryce says persons must be aware that opportunists may use these perceived divisions to create dislocation across the constituency.

The Member of Parliament says this cannot be the only way to resolve disputes.

He says the issues will be resolved in short order.

However, he says the most important objective now is the free movement of persons in the constituency. 

He says authorities have confirmed that many of the blockages have been cleared. 

Pryce is appealing North East St Elizabeth residents to play their part and ensure the blocks are not remounted.