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JAMAICA | PNP announces five new candidates for western Jamaica

Featured General Secretary of the Peoples National Party, (PNP)  Julian Robinson General Secretary of the Peoples National Party, (PNP) Julian Robinson
Montego Bay, St James, January 28, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday announced five new caretaker candidates for western Jamaica at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in St James on Sunday.The Party says it is ensuring that all constituencies are outfitted with representation of the highest standards and that they have all been vetted and approved by its Integrity Commission.

In a press release following the NEC, the party says well-known educator Dr Walton Small is the caretaker/candidate in the Constituency of St. James Southern, while Attorney-at-law Michael Hemmings will carry the PNP flag in St James East Central.

Andre Hylton, Automotive Specialist, and operator of Andre’s Auto Supplies Co Ltd, will represent the constituency of Central St James and University of the West Indies lecturer while noted economist Dr Andre Haughton will be the Party’s representative in West Central St James.

In Eastern Hanover acclaimed cricketer Wavel Hinds has been appointed the caretaker/candidate, and has been working onn the ground in that constituency for some time.

Dr  Small who lectured at Sam Sharpe Teacher’s College and The University of the West Indies, was vice Principal at Saint Elizabeth Technical High School and Principal at Anchovy High and Wolmers’ Boys schools.
He also headed the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA).

Dr. Walton Small is ready to serve the people of St. James Southern and will work to create a constituency that works for all constituents.

Having served his country as an International Cricketer and Cricket Administrator, Wavell Hinds is ready to represent the people of Hanover Eastern as their chief advocate and ambassador.

Mr Hinds is no stranger to service and advocacy, as since 2012 he has been president of West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA). (2012 He has held many other important international position in the sport of his choice including executive Board Member of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), (2014 – present).

His mission is to advance the wellbeing and profession of his constituents and create a positive future for them in an evolving and diverse economy, ensuring policies work for all constituents and not just a few privileged ones.

Attorney Hemmings served his country as a member of the Jamaican Bar Association and the Cornwall Bar Association. He will work tirelessly improve the human capital of the constituency through education, skills training and job opportunities.

Mr Andre Hylton has a deep and unflinching passion for nation building and national service. He has served as Member of Parliament for Eastern St Andrew and is a long serving member of the Rotary Club of Kingston in various capacities. He is also the founding director and Chairman of the Guiding Light Foundation which has adopted two basic schools and sponsors over sixty students monthly and runs mentorship programmes in inner city communities.

Dr Andre Haughton is more than a scholar and educator, he is an entrepreneur, a writer, a marketer a community worker and a man who is on a mission to build a better Jamaica. He is the founder and CEO of Scarce Commodity, a firm that markets and provides technical support to the Caribbean’s Cannabis Industries.

Dr. Andre Haughton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at The University of the West Indies, Mona and a Member of the Private Sector of Jamaica Economic Policy Committee and publishes a weekly briefing in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper that simplifies analyses, explains, and opens for discussion, economic issues affecting Jamaica and by extension the Caribbean, in a global context.

He is the founder of the Valley Foundation a charity organization that provides resources for at risk and marginable youth across Jamaica. He is the Author of Developing Sustainable Balance of Payments in Small Countries: Lessons from Macroeconomic Deadlock in Jamaica: Palgrave 2017.

Dr. Andre Haughton aspires to uplift the constituency of St. James West Central through social and economic empowerment and ensure the improvement in the quality of life of the people from all cross sections of the constituency.

PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson said, the Party is pleased that these men have chosen to carry the Party’s banner and the country will only benefit from their accumulated knowledge, vision and expertise.

  • Countries: Jamaica

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