PNP Caretaker Raises Concern Of Intimidation
The PNP Caretaker for the West St. Thomas Constituency, Marsha Francis has raise concerns about intimidation in the constituency.
Ms. Francis is running against Member of Parliament, James Robertson. In a press release, Ms. Francis outlined that she and her campaign team were trailed by an “unknown” vehicle after campaigning in the constituency. Ms. Francis who was heading to Rockfort in Harbour View says she was alerted by her security that he suspected that they were being followed from Ten Miles, St. Thomas.
This alleged incident follows allegations of death threat being made against the caretaker’s family warning them to have her withdraw from the race. She says that “many youth in the constituency have been complaining about political intimidation, telling her that they are being forced to wear green paraphernalia”. She further stated that she is concerned about “the presence of strange men in the Hagley Gap community who are unknown to the residents”. Following the suspected incident of being followed, the candidate stated that she has had to increase security around her and will be making a formal report to the St. Thomas Police; the area two Police High Command and the political Ombudsman.