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PNP MPs talk big - St Catherine candidates certain of victory

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton

Recalling that he defied popular sentiment and won East Central St Catherine in 2011, Arnaldo Brown declared last night that he has the constituency "locked" and is certain that he will be elected to a second term.

Brown, speaking during a massive People's National Party (PNP) meeting in Portmore,

St Catherine, says he has $3 billion worth of work in his constituency to show the job he has done.

East Central St Catherine was won by a 558-margin by Arnaldo Brown over the Jamaica Labour Party's Camile Buchanan. She has since resigned as caretaker, a role that has now been filled by Alando Terrelonge.

The constituency is considered to be the weakest of the three seats in Portmore, all of which are held by the PNP.

South St Catherine MP Fitz Jackson said his 3,224 margin will swell to 5,000 votes.

He said the PNP has been systematically improving social services and infrastructure in Portmore and that even Labourites are joining the PNP movement.

"When the polls are called again and we are returned by you, you will become one of the proudest set of people," Jackson said.

South East St Catherine MP Colin Fagan, in whose constituency the lone JLP-held parish council seat is located, said, "We have a little speck of green in Portmore, and I can guarantee you, after the next election, it going to wipe out clean."

Fagan reiterated the Government's plan to build a Half-Way Tree-style transport centre in Portmore and boasted of many infrastructure and social projects in the area.

"The PNP thing is up," Fagan declared.