KINGSTON — Forty Four-year-old contractor, Donovan White, was officially sworn in as a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor in the Trelawny Parish Council on Thursday April 14.
Mr. White has filled the vacancy in the Council created by the death of his father, Errol White, about two years ago.
His official swearing by Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Collin Gager, brings to seven (7) the number of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillors in the Council. There are two Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Councillors.
Mr. White was nominated, unopposed, by the JLP on Wednesday (March 16), and declared the winner for the division. Following the swearing in, Mayor Gager presented him with a copy of a booklet he described as a Councillor’s Handbook. The Mayor also advised him on his duties as a Parish Councillor.
“You must fight for the cause of the people first and foremost, and not the cause of politics,” the Mayor cautioned. “Look, listen, and learn well, and if you follow these guidelines you will be Councillor for a very long time."
He noted that Councillor White may have to face another election very soon, but if he does his best and stands for what is fair, while serving his constituents, he has a good chance of re-election.
By Bryan Miller