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MP breaks his hip

Published:Friday | March 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Port Antonio, Portland: People's National Party member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland, Dr Linvale Bloomfield, was airlifted by helicopter to the Kingston Public Hospital yesterday evening after reportedly breaking his hip.

The Port Antonio police confirmed the MP fell while he was at a popular restaurant in Port Antonio, just hours after bringing greetings at the swearing-in ceremony for councillors at the Portland Parish Council.

Following the incident, the MP was reportedly rushed to the Port Antonio Hospital where he was examined.

Bloomfield, who is also a resident of San San in the parish, won the East Portland seat in the December general election, defeating Patrick Lee of the Jamaica Labour Party by approximately 800 votes.

- Gareth Davis Sr