An interesting day

In Christ Church West:

It was an interesting nomination day for Democratic Labour Party candidate for Christ Church West, Verla DePeiza this morning.

Arriving with supporters, including her brother, Francis DePeiza and Leroy McClean, the first-timer had a smooth nomination process and emerged to find herself surrounded by curious children.

And here is where it got interesting, because the point of interest was her hair. For a good few minutes after chatting and laughing with some of the precocious and intelligent young ones, they took her up on her offer to check her hair for any greys and vigorously took to the task. It was obviously not a day she or they would soon forget. (LB)

In Christ Church South:

JOHN BOYCE. That’s what the shirt simply said, and as the Christ Church South incumbent for the Democratic Labour Party showed up for his second turn at the nomination process.

With supporters waiting to show their love and backing for the heavily based voice candidate, a few of them wore shirts emblazoned with large letters declaring that they were indeed in this Minister of Transport and Works’ camp.

After moving through a smooth nomination process, Boyce excited the St. Lawrence Primary School to find constituents waiting to offer congratulations or offer words of support. (LB)

In Christ Church West Central:

Democratic Labour Party candidate Christ Church West Central Stephen Lashley is not short of confidence heading into next month’s general election. After handing in his nomination papers this morning to Returning Officer Walter Jones and Election Clerk Derick Springer at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School, he said constituents were giving him and the DLP “a very good response”. “I feel very, very good, very confident. We continue to do our canvass in this constituency, I was in the field up until yesterday and we had a very very good response and we continue to get a very good response in the constituency. I believe that the record of myself and the Democratic Labour Party in Christ Church West Central is outstanding,” he said. (SC)

In St. Philip West:

Kevin Lorde ushered his incumbent David Estwick into the Princess Margaret Secondary School this morning to propose him as the Democratic Labour Party nominated candidate for St. Philip West.

A smiling Estwick, with his chest high and a quick stride, walked a short distance from Six Roads into the school this morning seeming already confident of his return to Parliament.

With a few supporters at his back, and his wife, Margaret at his side, it only took the Minister of Agriculture a few minutes to complete the process, seconded by Caria Clarke and witnessed by Tamisa Green and Cleopatra Doughty. (LB)

In St. Philip South:

At Rices Pavilion, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaithe was upbeat after the completing the nomination process. He told reporters he felt as confident as he did in 2007 -2008. I’m very confident, I’m not into lots of parties, I understand my opponent came here with an entourage etc. I’m not flashy like that but I’m about doing the people’s work and producing I’m about performance not about promises and I’m fairly confident based on my interaction with my constituents over the last couple of weeks in particular because it’s all I’ve been doing over the last couple of days … I should be fine,” he said.

The incumbent DLP candidate said even though members of his small but dedicated team canvassed on his behalf he still went to his constituents.

Brathwaite, who was accompanied by his wife Gailene, was proposed by Jacqui Clarke, seconded by Bernard McConney. The nomination process was witnessed by Marva Mapp and Paul Harper. (DS)

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