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July 9, 2014
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Councillor denies influencing police officers
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

St Catherine businessman, Norris Grant, who is set to be the People's National Party candidate for councillor in the Ensom City division in St Catherine, has denied the accusation that he is influencing the police to target persons who are not likely to vote for him.

Grant was accused by a number of residents from Kennedy Lane, Gordon Pen, St Catherine, who staged a demonstration on Monday morning and stated that he is trying to intimidate them into voting for him in the upcoming local government elections.

They accused Grant of paying money to the police to get rid of persons from the division, who do not want to switch from supporting the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

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When THE STAR contacted Grant he said that he was aware of the rumour, but said that there was no truth to the residents' claim.

He said that while the aim of any political candidate is to win support for the party he or she represents, he will not get involved in criminality to win their support as he is confident of victory.

Grant, who previously represented the JLP in the Crescent division a few years ago, says that there are a few persons in the division who are trying to use negative energy to distract him but they will not succeed.

He said that for the years that he lived and done business in the area, he was never involved in criminality, but tried to build the community.

Checks by THE STAR with the St Catherine North revealed that the police were not aware of the residents claim. A senior police officer stated that a routine check is being conducted.

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