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LATEST: N E St. Ann ballot box theft was ‘attempted only’
St. Ann police have confirmed an attempted break-in at the house of an Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) supervisor in Priory.

The incident reportedly took place shortly after 1 a.m. in the consitutency of North East St. Ann.

Superintendent Patricia White says the supervisor’s car was broken into and attempts made at stealing three of five ballot boxes that were in the vehicle.

Superintendent White said the intruders than attempted to kick off the door of the supervisors house.

However Director of Elections (EOJ) Danville Walker says no ballot boxes were present in the supervisor’s car at the time of the incident.

East Portland voting
In East Portland where Dr. Donald Rhodd is representing the People’s National Party (PNP) and Dennis Wright the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), there have been no reports of incidents.

However the polling station at the Boston Primary School opened 35 minutes late as the supervisor reportedly received the wrong set of election material.

Several persons also turned up early to cast their ballots.

And despite the intermittent showers across the parish electors have been casting their ballots.

Police investigating Lacovia murder
Lacovia police are investigating the circumstances under which 30-year-old Michael Foster was murdered this morning.

According to reports, a woman living in Bardon district in St. Elizabeth went to investigate a knock on her door just after 12 a.m.

Upon opening the door she found Mr. Foster suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police are yet to establish a motive for the killing.

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