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Delroy Williams sworn-in as Kingston Mayor

Delroy Williams, Councillor for the Seivwright Gardens division, is the new Mayor of Kingston.
  
He was elected and sworn-in at Thursday's meeting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation.
  
Winston Ennis, Councillor for the Waterloo division, is the deputy mayor. 

The ceremony was postponed last week to facilitate the Rae Town recount, which took place on Tuesday and in which the Jamaica Labour Party's Rosalie Hamilton won by one vote.
  
The JLP has 21 divisions in the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, while the People's National Party has 19.
  
Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie said the close result is likely to improve the working relationship.

"I challenge the new mayor to forge a partnership that will be beneficial to the city; a partnership that will cross the political boundaries. I urge you mayor and councillors, when you make and take decisions, those decisions are taken in the best interest of the people who have elected you to make representations on their behalf," he said.

Meanwhile, in his first address as Mayor of Kingston, Mr. Williams said he hopes to have discussions with the Ministry of Transport to ease traffic congestion in the Corporate Area because "a lot of valuable economic time is spent in traffic."



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