Jamaica – Myrie joins political race representing Olympic Gardens

KINGSTON –– Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who won her free movement case against Barbados has now been approved by the People’s National Party (PNP) to represent the Olympic Gardens Division in St Andrew in the next local government elections.

Shanique Myrie
Shanique Myrie

PNP General Secretary Paul Burke says Myrie was approved by the PNP’s National Executive Committee following a recommendation by the leadership of the political division.

“The Regional Executive Committee came with the name and there was no objection,” said Burke.

However, he notes that all positions will be under review until the day of nomination for the elections.

In June, when she submitted her application, Myrie told The Gleaner that she has always wanted to enter representational politics to make a change in the lives of residents “neglected” by their political representatives.

“It’s a Labourite seat and in my community, the people hardly get anything and many kids, older people need help. I want to make a change”, said Myrie.

The Jamaica Labour Party’s Christopher Townsend currently represents the Olympic Garden’s Division in the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation.

Local government elections which were due by June 30 this year, have been delayed by up to December 29, 2016.

Source: (Jamaica Gleaner)

3 Responses to Jamaica – Myrie joins political race representing Olympic Gardens

  1. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 11, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Stupes what in de hell does this got to do with Barbados.

    Reply
  2. Meakai September 11, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Obviously Barbados has difficulty identifying people with potential. (~_~)

    Reply
    • Andrew the Voice September 13, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Yeah, Potential for WHAT?

      Reply

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