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JLP councillor accuses PNP-led parish council of mismanagement

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    

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JAMAICA Labour Party minority leader in the St James Parish Council and councillor for the Flanker Division Charles Sinclair has accused the People's National Party-led council of mismanaging the city's affairs.

Sinclair, who recently raised the issue of the council deciding to fund a luncheon rather than truck water to needy communities, said the recent disconnection of electricity from several institutions is embarrassing.

According to Sinclair, Charles Gordon Market, the Montego Bay Civic Centre, and the Saint James Infirmary, which are all operated by the parish council, had their supply disconnected.

" What does the chairman and mayor discuss in his meeting with the heads of departments every first Monday of the month? Wasn't he monitoring these things?" Sinclair questioned in a media release issued yesterday.

"This is a continued trend. It seems the mayor and leadership in the council either don't know how to do their jobs or simply don't care," Sinclair said, adding that they would rather spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on entertainment and hosting lavish functions than paying the electricity bills for these important institutions

Sinclair said he is again calling on the minister of local government to intervene into the affairs of the council as the people of St James are being short-changed.

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