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Yallahs Division election petition trial to resume

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 9:35 AM

Legal arguments are to begin in the Supreme Court today in the trial into the election petition challenging the election of councilor for the Yallahs Division in St Thomas, Dean Jones.

The petition was filed by the People’s National Party’s Constantine Bogle following the November 28, 2016 local government elections.

Bogle, who is the former councillor for the Yallahs Division, is claiming that Jones did not live in the parish and was a civil servant up to the time of the elections.

He argues that Jones is, therefore, unfit to serve in the municipal corporation.

However, Jones has denied the allegations stating that he has lived in St Thomas for years and has called Bogle a sore loser.

There’s a five-five tie between the Jamaica Labour Party and the People’s National Party in the municipal corporation.