Power 106 FM election news, Thursday July 26

Written by JamaicaElections.com

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PNP dispute JLP shooting claim
The People’s National Party (PNP) councillor/caretaker for the Lauriston Division in St. Catherine says she is surprised at the report that a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate was shot at in the community last night.

Keisha Lewis says the incident is frightening because East Central St. Catherine, the constituency in which the incident was reported to have happened, is usually peaceful.

PNP councillor/caretaker for the Lauriston Division, Keisha Lewis.

Leslie Campbell who is running for the JLP to be Member of Parliament for East Central St. Catherine says that at about 7:30 p.m., he was shot at near Tredegar Park Primary School.

Mr. Campbell who was doing house-to-house visits says he was returning to his car when the shots were fired.

Spanish Town Police say they have received a complaint on the matter.

Lamey latest
The Peoples National Party (PNP) says it will be carrying out consultations in the Mount Salem Division of St. James today after councillor/caretaker, Errol Lamey was forced to withdraw his representation.

Mr. Lamey, who is a contractor, was arrested by narcotics police on Monday and charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja.

The ganja weighing close to 60 pounds was reportedly found hidden in a cargo of lumber which was destined for the United Kingdom.

He is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates court today.

PNP General Secretary Donald Buchanan says today’s consultations are geared towards ensuring that the Party’s work in the constituency will continue during Mr. Lamey’s absence.

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