MoBay mayor threatens to fine politicians for not removing campaign signs

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MoBay mayor threatens to fine politicians for not removing campaign signs

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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ST JAMES, Jamaica—Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation Leeroy Williams says the corporation will fine political representatives who have refused to remove campaign material mounted in public spaces across the parish during the run-up to the September 3 General Election.

Speaking at his inauguration earlier this month, the newly minted chairman, gave the candidates who contested parliamentary seats in St James until September 21 to remove flags and posters that were erected.

At a press conference in Montego Bay earlier today, a strident Williams said the St James Municipal Police will, as of today, be “going around the parish assessing the situation and they will take note of those candidates who still have flags and posters hanging around the parish."

Those candidates will have to pay a punitive fine, he said.

“I cannot say exactly how much the fine will be, but there is the Anti-Litter Act, so they (municipal police) will be guided by that,” said Williams, who is also the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Montego Bay North Division.

Some 11 candidates contested the five parliamentary seats in the parish in the recent general election.

The ruling JLP made a clean sweep of the parish.

Mark Cummings

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