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First time voter believes in Holness

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

St Thomas

First time voter believes in Holness

Though the stations were not as populated as they could have been, many of who were present admitted that they were new to process.

First time voter Patrick Tyrell says he voted because he believes that leader of the JLP Andrew Holness and his party have the ability to turn the country's economy around.

The 24-year-old told The Gleaner that he has never voted before because of lack of interest in political affairs.

But according to him things have changed. "I believe young people like myself shy away from politics too much then complain when a certain party is in power," he said.

Tyrell, who resides in Pear Tree River, St Thomas, says he thinks that if managed properly, the plans of the JLP can be of long-term benefit, and he is not only voting for himself but also for the future generations.

The correctional officer told The Gleaner that he would be very disappointed in his fellow Jamaicans if the PNP is elected for another term.

Shanna Monteith