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Sunday, January 1

Votes for sale - St Thomas youth say money up front or no X

JamaicaObserver.com: "CLAD in white T-shirts, the young men who stood under a tree at the entrance to Yallahs Primary School in St Thomas on Election Day were there with one intention only: to sell their votes to the candidate who could afford them.
The group of about nine said that they had grown disenchanted with the current political system, as with each general election came a fresh round of promises that are yet to be fulfilled. Most had cast their votes in 2007, eager for a change, but found themselves no better off for their efforts."