Everald Warmington resigns from Cabinet Loop Jamaica

The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News Loop News
Loop News

12 hrs ago

File photo shows Everald Warmington on his feet in Parliament.

NEWYou can now listen to Loop News articles!

Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for works, Everald Warmington, has resigned from the Cabinet, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Thursday.

Warmington’s resignation follows statements he made earlier this week at a political gathering in Old Harbour, St Catherine.

In a video that has been circulating on social media, he reportedly threatened to withhold state funds from PNP councillors in his capacities as MP and also the de facto works minister.

The statements were reportedly made after Lloyd Grant, the JLP incumbent for the Old Harbour South Division, was unseated by the PNP’s Dr Kurt Waul in the Local Government Elections.

Warmington, a usually feisty politician, issued a release on Wednesday following the video, in which he apologised for statements that he made.

He then met with Holness on Thursday.

“At the end of the meeting, I received his resignation from the Cabinet,” Holness said in a statement.

The statement concluded that, “I thanked him for his service in that capacity, and Minister Warmington expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve.”  

Warmington is the current Member of Parliament (MP) for South West St Catherine, and has had an extensive career in representational politics.

Related Articles

More From