Clarendon candidates sign Code of Conduct

November 18, 2016
Custos of Clarendon William Shagoury (centre, seated) and Political Ombudsman Donna Parchmen-Brown, with candidates in the upcoming Local Government Election.
Candidates signing on the dotted line.

Yesterday 34 of the 44 councillor-candidates contesting the Local Government Elections signed the Political Code of Conduct at the Youth Centre, Trenton Road, May Pen.

Commander of the Clarendon police Vendolyn Cameron-Powell urged all present to ensure it remains a peaceful campaign season.

"Our country is indeed bombarded by quite a number of situations. We want to as leaders lead our citizens in the right direction. When you are a part of government your attitude and behaviour has to be of a particular standard," she told them before the official signing. Custos of Clarendon, William 'Billy' Shagoury, used the opportunity to remind the councillor-candidates they are each their brother's keeper.

"Remember we are all neighbours. When the election is over, we are all here for each other," he said pointing out when you come to Jamaica and ask their nationality no matter their race, you will only receive one reply, "I am a Jamaican".

"We must not bring tribalism in this island nor in this parish," he warned. Declaring his non-partisan attitude he told them "I am not a JLP, I am not a PNP, I am a Clarendonian," he said to loud cheers. Candidates were officially nominated on Friday, November 11 with the elections set for Monday, November 28.

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