#JaVotes2016: Voting process too slow – JLP

first_img “We are having lots of complaints of chronic slow voting, in particular Central St Mary, Eastern Hanover, North West St Ann, Eastern St Andrew, South West St Elizabeth, and Northern Clarendon. We are also hearing about intimidation at the Harbour View Primary School,” Johnson Smith stated. “In respect to the slow voting, I would just love to get the message out to the people that if they are in the line, they should really try to be patient with the process. Even if it’s a little frustrating, they should take the time. If you are in the line at 5 o’clock, you are still entitled to vote. I encourage voters to stick to it.” North West St Ann, Eastern St Andrew, among other constituencies, are areas of concern for Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) spokesperson, Kamina Johnson Smith, who indicated that she was extremely concerned about the slow pace at which the voting process was going.  Speaking with The Gleaner a short while ago, she used the opportunity to encourage electors to be patient, indicating that she was still confident of a victory.last_img read more

Duo remanded on joint robbery charge

first_imgTwo men slapped with a joint charge of robbery under arms were remanded to prison by Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The men, Anthony Persaud and Randy Smith, denied that on November 4, 2018 at Hinck Street, Georgetown, while armed with an ice pick – they robbed Owen Marks of one Samsung Galaxy S6 cellphone valued $70,000.Police Prosecutor Warren Thornhill objected to bail for Persaud, 23, of Lot 19 Albertttown, Georgetown and Smith, 18, of Lot C Hadfield Street, Georgetown.The Prosecutor’s objections were based on the nature, prevalence and seriousness of the charge. Prosecutor Thornhill also informed the court that the men were previously before the court for charges of a similar nature.Magistrate Azore upheld the prosecution’s submissions and remanded the duo to prison. The case will continue on November 28, 2018.last_img read more