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AUDIO: Why some Jamaicans will be watching the local government debates

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 3:46 PM

With the first of two local government debates to take place tonight, some Jamaicans say they will be watching to see the plans the political parties have for their communities.

However, others are showing very little interest in the event.

Tonight's debate will start at 9 o'clock and will focus on local government policy.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre took to the streets of Kingston to find out if citizens will be watching the debates and what they are looking to hear from the  candidates.


Jamaicans voice Local Government hopes

The team for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) comprises Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, St Catherine Councillor, Keneisha Allen, and St James Councillor, Charles Sinclair.

The team for the People's National Party (PNP) includes Kingston Mayor, Dr Angela Brown-Burke, Manchester Councillor, Donovan Mitchell and Mayor of Black River, Everton Fisher.

Tonight's debate will run for 90 minutes and will also feature panellists who will question the speakers about issues in local government.

The second debate is scheduled for next Wednesday.