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Morant Bay mayor says she will not be deterred

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2013 | 9:22 AM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Morant Bay mayor, Marsha Francis Johnson, says desperation and personal differences are the driving forces behind six of her fellow People’s National Party councillors who want to oust her as chairman of the St Thomas Parish Council.

In July, a no-confidence motion against her was withdrawn after the intervention of the local government ministry but she went on vacation leave immediately after.

The mayor resumed duties yesterday with a second motion of no confidence set for debate tomorrow.

However, she says while surprised, she will not allow a second motion of no confidence to derail her efforts to lead the council.

She told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre yesterday that the councillors must first consult with St Thomas residents before demanding her removal.

The councillors have accused the Mayor of arrogance, creating disunity, and employing an autocratic leadership style.

They say Johnson does not command the respect of councillors and lacks diplomacy and vision.

The local government ministry has not commented on the latest developments. 


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