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SW St. Bess labourites need no incentives – Floyd Green

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus
PNP supporter Tamara Salmon (right) accepting a Manifesto from Opposition Leader Andrew Holness on a road tour of downtown Kingston on Thursday February 18.

With a mere five days to go before Jamaicans go to the polls to elect a new government, the two main political parties are now doubling their efforts to put on a good show in a final bid to impress potential voters.

Going into this weekend's Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) mass rally in Half-Way Tree square, attorney at law Floyd Green, who will be challenging the People's National Party's Hugh Buchanan in St Elizabeth South West, will be rallying supporters in the parish to make the trip to Kingston.

"We have a very motivated set of labour party supporters, and not only traditional supporters but a barrage of young people who are very excited about bringing change, so for such meetings all we have had to do is to provide transportation.

"We have a solid support system in place, including a management team that is focused on the elections and election activities," continued Green. "The management team deals with things like transportation to public meetings, which is separate and apart from the constituency executive, which functions round the clock of which I am the chairman."

While acknowledging that in Jamaican politics voters are sometimes induced by incentives in return for their support, Green said that he prefers to be real with his constituents, which he finds is more effective.

"The most we would do for a conference is transportation and lunch, we don't have to pay people to go on buses, and in south west, where my constituents are aware that they have a young candidate, who is a young professional, they don't have to get incentives for their support," said Green.