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Carnival-like atmosphere

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 2:05 PM

St James
Carnival-like atmosphere
A carnival-like situation is now unfolding in proximity to the Glendevon Primary and Junior High School in North West St James, as hundreds of persons, primarily Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters,  have converged on a side-street and are now dancing up a storm to the music being played by a car sound system.
“This is a labourite party, but we PNP friends can come over and have a drink,” said a man with a bottle of rum in one hand and a cup of dark liquor in the other. “We will partying all night because we are sure this is going to be a showa victory.”
With several cars blocking the main roadway around the area and human traffic adding to the mix, motorists seeking to navigate the area faced trying times.  The police and military personnel, who are stationed close to the school gate, are seemingly more concerned about the persons getting into the polling station to vote without hindrance.
While the Glendevon area is seen as a stronghold for incumbent member of Parliament  and JLP general secretary, Dr Horace Chang, the People National Party’s Anthony Henry, who has strong roots in the area, is expected to make a good impression. Dr Chang won the seat.
Adrian Frater