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PM reportedly tells JLP Central Executive election coming 'soon, soon'

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:00 AM
JLP chairman Bobby Montague and General Secretary Dr Horace Chang after the Party's Central Executive meeting - Ashley Anguin photo

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reportedly told members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) Central Executive that an election announcement will be made very soon.

This has further heightened speculation that the announcement could be made on Tuesday when the Parliament is reconvened midway the current summer recess that was scheduled to end in September.

Holness, who is also the leader of the JLP, today met with the party's 63 prospective candidate for the next general election. 

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IN PHOTO: This picture taken by Delano Seiveright shows members of the
Jamaica Labour Party's Central Executive at the Montego Bay Convention seated several feet apart consistent with the Government's COVID-19 protocol. 

"The party leader indicated he will make certain announcements 'soon, soon'," JLP chairman Robert Montague told reporters at a press conference following the Central Executive meeting.

Holness did not attend the press conference.

At the meeting, the Central Executive confirmed the full slate of 63 JLP constituency caretakers.

Yesterday, the People's National Party also presented its 63 candidates.

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