Monday, 28 December 2020 09:43

Wheatley and Jackson spar over Portmore parish status

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Government and Opposition Members of Parliament continue to fiercely debate the Holness administration’s push to name Portmore Jamaica’s 15th parish.

MP for South Central St. Catherine, Dr Andrew Wheatley, is chair of the 14-member Joint Select Committee of Parliament examining the Portmore parish proposal.

 Dr Wheatley sparred with South St Catherine MP, Fitz Jackson on radio last week.

According to Dr Wheatley, there isn’t a criteria that must be met before an area can be legally declared a parish.

He also says there will be consultations in the coming weeks on the legislative push to make Portmore Jamaica’s 15th parish.

Dr Wheatley says giving Portmore parish status will improve its development.

But, Mr Jackson is not convinced.