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Five PNP councillors sworn in today after December boycott

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 3:05 PM
People's National Party councillors at this morning's swearing in ceremony.

Shanna Monteith, Gleaner Writer

The five People's National Party (PNP) councillors who boycotted the swearing in ceremony of councillors in St Thomas last December were sworn in at today's meeting of the St Thomas Municipal Corporation.

The councillor's boycotted after they failed to have the event postponed to rectify the eligibility of one of the Jamaica Labour Party's councillors to sit on the Corporation.

They later protested when the JLP councillors elected both the mayor and deputy mayor.

However, the attorney general has declared that the JLP councillors acted lawfully.

Following this morning’s ceremony Mayor Lenworth Rawle said he is looking forward to working with all councillors for the betterment of St Thomas.

Rawle also said he hoped that all councillors will conduct themselves in a professional manner.

However, the meeting got testy when the Mayor announced the composition of the Human Resource Committee.


The Gleaner's St Thomas correspondent Shanna Monteith has more in this report.