Paula Kerr Jarrett has middle name issues

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Monday, December 12, 2011



 

SANDY BAY, Hanover — An issue with the inclusion of her middle name on the ballot paper caused a brief delay in the nomination of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Paula Kerr Jarrett at the Sandy Bay Courthouse this morning.

After the completion of the paper work, the first time candidate for Eastern Hanover spotted her middle name Kay on the papers and told Returning Officer Hermena Bucknor she wanted it taken off.

After a 10-minute delay, the process was repeated and afterwards the candidate told the Observer it was, "not a big issue, I am known as Paula and I don't want that to change."

Kerr Jarrett, who was accompanied by her father, JLP executive Chris Bovell, will go up against the People’s National Party's Dr DK Duncan.


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