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Labourites cheer Holness, wife as Parliament opens

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 3:30 AM
Jamaica Labour Party supporters outside Gordon House.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet are both members of the House of Representatives.
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"Mi deh yah fi Andrew," declared Sophia Banton, who was among dozens of Labourites gathered on Duke Street, Kingston to watch members of the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) walk into Gordon  House.

"Andrew a show a better way. Him seh we can achieve wi goals same way him achieve fi him own," said the 49-year-old woman from the nearby Fletcher's Land.

As soon as she said that, a loud cheer erupted in ringing support to Banton's claim.

Cedric Bruce, 52, who traveled from Bull Bay in East Rural St Andrew, said this opening of Parliament could not miss him.

He declared that it was a proud moment for him to witness Holness enter Gordon House with his wife, Juliet, the newly elected Member of Parliament for his constituency.

"It's a beautiful feeling," he gushed.

Holness' party won the February 25 general elections by a one-seat margin over the People’s National Party, to form the new government of Jamaica.