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Comrades concerned about the youth in North East St Ann

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
From left: Horace Ingram, Leroy Tulloch and Lennox Fletcher.

Amid the horns and shouting of supporters rooting for their candidates, there appear to be real concerns about issues affecting the society.

One such concern was raised by a supporter of the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for North East St Ann, Desmond Gilmore, although it may be viewed along political lines.

According to Lennox Fletcher, the youth of the constituency are in need of skills-training centre in order to make them more employable.

"There is a training centre in South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna's constituency, and one in North West St Ann, where Dayton Campbell is. We need one in this constituency, because this constituency has been providing a lot for Jamaica in terms of tourism. Most of the hotels in St Ann are in this constituency and there is no trade training facility," Fletcher said.

He identified an abandoned building close to Marcus Garvey Technical High that was once a trade training centre, but has been inoperable for years.

He said this facility could be utilised.

"I would love to see the next MP (member of parliament) implement that," Fletcher stated.

Two other Gilmore supporters agreed with Fletcher'sview.

According to Horace Ingram, who said he expects Gilmore to win the seat: "We looking forward to a better town, a better community and better representation of this constituency. We need more cooperation, even with the Labourites. We need more jobs for the youth.

"I would like Gilly (Gilmore) to educate the youth them and whatever else they can get - jobs, training centre," expressed Leroy Tulloch.

- Carl Gilchrist