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#JaVotes2016: Police ignore Labourites hanging from buses enroute to St Catherine rally

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 2:31 PM

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite the presence of the police in Gregory Park, East Central St Catherine, some supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) continued to flout the Road Traffic Act as their buses rolled into the square for a mass meeting Sunday evening.

Several supporters were precariously perched on windows and doors, but the police, apparently overwhelmed by the supporters, turned a blind eye to the infractions.

Bystanders, many with babies in hand and donned in green, danced to party and dancehall tunes, seemingly oblivious to the presence of law enforcement officers as they cheered on passengers illegally perched on the passing buses.

Although the People's National Party (PNP) won the East Central St Catherine seat in the 2011 tide, Gregory Park has been a stronghold of the JLP.

The constituency was created in 2011 after the country was divided into 63 constituencies up from 60.

Prior to 2011, Gregory Park formed part of St Catherine South Central.

The St Catherine East Central constituency comprises communities which were part of South Central St Catherine as well as St Catherine South East and St Catherine South .

Alando Terrelonge has replaced, Camille Buchanan as the JLP candidate in the constituency in a bid to unseat first time MP, the PNP's Arnaldo Brown.