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Kingston, Portmore Mayors to be sworn in today

Published:Monday | April 2, 2012 | 9:04 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer

Angela Brown-Burke, the former minority leader in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), is expected to be sworn in as Mayor of Kingston today.

She will be sworn in when councillors in the KSAC hold their first meeting at 10 a.m.

The People’s National Party now dominates the KSAC with 26 divisions compared with the Jamaica Labour Party’s 14.

Last week, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller presented Brown Burke as the next Mayor of Kingston.

Contacted by our news centre, Brown-Burke said she would comment after today’s proceedings.

In the meantime, George Lee is to start his second stint as Mayor of Portmore today.

Lee polled 15011 votes to the 8,287 received by incumbent Keith Hinds to take over the reins of the Portmore Municipality.

The swearing in ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m at the Portmore H.E.A.R.T Academy.