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Jamaica: Leave of absence for Wright

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is set to ratify that George Wright, the embattled Westmoreland Central member of parliament, go on a leave of absence from the party until investigations into allegations that he was involved in a brutal beating of a woman are concluded.

Party sources told The Gleaner on Thursday evening that a marathon meeting of government members of parliament ended with some disgruntlement about how the party was handling the matter, which has stoked outrage in the society.

Wright is under investigation as to whether he was involved in an April 6 incident captured on video showing a man delivering blows to a woman.

Wright has so far not denied that he is the man in the video although he was released from the Freeport Police Station on Wednesday, where he was questioned.

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