ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Cops assigned to the Linstead Police station in St Catherine say they seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in the town on Thursday.
Reports are that between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm police personnel conducted operations in the Clarkes area of the town, During the process an unfinishe ...more »
DOROTHY Pine McLarty has been confirmed chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), the body announced yesterday.
Pine McLarty, who had been a long-serving member of the commission, replaces Dr Herbert Thompson, who resigned from the post just over two weeks ago amidst a controversy sparked by his acceptance of an award -- on behalf of the ECJ -- from the ruling People's National Party. The award, said to be a token for nation-building, was given at the PNP's 75th anniversary gala in St Catherine.
Yesterday, the ECJ said that Pine McLarty's selection took place on October 2 and was formally communicated to the governor general on October 4.
"Subsequent to that meeting, in a letter to the Commission dated Tuesday, October 8, the governor general commended Mrs Pine McLarty on her new role as Chairman of the ECJ," the ECJ said in a media release.
A practising attorney for 45 years, Pine McLarty has served on the ECJ as an independent commissioner since its inception in 2006.
PINE MCLARTY... replaces Dr Herbert Thompson
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