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JLP to name Abrahams replacement

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 2:43 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says it expects to name a new candidate for the constituency of North Central St Catherine by this evening.

This was disclosed this afternoon by JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang.

Yesterday the JLP confirmed that Peter Abrahams, the Bog Walk Division Councillor who was selected to represent the party in North Central St Catherine, had stepped aside for personal reasons.

Speaking to The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre this afternoon, Dr Chang revealed that the JLP is looking at a number of persons to replace Abrahams.

However, he says the party is going over a number of issues before making an announcement, which could come this evening.

Minister with responsibility for sports Natalie Neita-Headley is the People’s National Party’s candidate for the constituency.

Meanwhile, with just over 48 hours before Nomination Day for the upcoming General Elections, the country’s two main political parties will take their campaign to the parishes of St Thomas and St James tomorrow.

People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller will be the main speaker at a PNP mass rally planned for Yallas Square starting at 6 o’clock.

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says its leader Andrew Holness will use a mass meeting in Montego Bay to provide details of the party’s 10-point plan to move the country from poverty to prosperity.

In a national broadcast on Wednesday, Holness promised, among other things, that the JLP would raise the personal income tax threshold to $1.5 million if it was elected to form the next government after the February 25 poll.

However, financial analyst Ralston Hyman and the Nurses Association of Jamaica have called on the JLP Leader to explain how he would fulfil this promise in the current economic climate.