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Hayles forced to apologise for criticisms against Lucea mayor

Published:Sunday | May 4, 2014 | 6:28 PM

Western Hanover Member of Parliament Ian Hayles has apologised for publicly berating Mayor of Lucea Shernet Haughton.

Hayles delivered his apology to the ruling Peoples' National Party (PNP) president, Portia Simpson Miller, and the party's National Executive Council for his public criticisms of the Lucea mayor. He also accused her of not meeting his expectations. Hayles has also agreed to apologise to Haughton.

The NEC accepted the apologies, noting that this was his first offence.

However, the three councillors who supported a no-confidence motion against the mayor were not as lucky.

The NEC today discussed a recommendation from the party executive that the three councillors be expelled from the party.

A decision is to be made at the next NEC meeting.

The councillors: Deputy Mayor Lloyd Hill, Anthony Walker and Neville Clare failed to oust the Haughton as the motion did not receive the majority of four votes as stated in the by-laws of the parish council.


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