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Tension between PNP, JLP supporters in Portland

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:36 PMGareth Davis

On the eve of the local government elections, there is tension between the People's National Party (PNP) and the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Portland.

This after a bus transporting JLP supporters was attacked and stoned in Cascade in the Buff Bay valley in west Portland.

Police sources say the incident took place shortly before 8:00 p.m. yesterday, as a white Toyota Hiace mini bus transported JLP supporters from the Balcarres Division to a political meeting in St Margaret’s Bay.

In response to the incident, Member of Parliament for West Portland Daryl Vaz cautioned his party supporters not to engage in any reprisal attacks. He called the attack an act of desperation and said it was a clear indication that the culprits are intent on creating mischief ahead of tomorrow’s election.

The police have appealed to those involved in the stone-throwing incident to desist from engaging in any further attacks. A probe has been launched into the incident.