Former councillor among early voters in Linstead

November 28, 2016
Rasbert Turner photo Mina Hyatt, former councillor for the Treadways division in St Catherine, was among the early voters at Victoria All-Age School in Linstead this morning.

Former councillor of the St Catherine Parish Council 65-year-old Mina Hyatt was among those who voted early in Linstead, North West St Catherine today.

Hyatt said that she was very please that despite her physical disability she was able to vote.

Retired Superintendent of Police Newton Amos (JLP) is up against Herbert Garriques (PNP) for the parish council seat.

"I am glad that after serving St Catherine as a councillor in the Treadways division I am have been blessed with longevity that I can now be casting my vote. I am hoping that everything will run smooth and we just live as one," Hyatt said.

Hyatt served as councillor from 1981 to 1986. She was elected on a Jamaica Labour Party ticket in the Treadways division. She ran again in 1986 in Ewarton but lost.

Hyatt, who was accompanied by her nephews, Anthony Morris and Wayne Taylor, was lauded as a hard worker.

"I have seen where persons look up to her as a builder and peace maker. I have to take her here to vote for the candidate of her choice and she can't even walk," Taylor said.