Thursday 19 September, 2019

Happy birthday Ann-Marie, from husband, Daryl and rival, Damion

Daryl and Ann-Marie Vaz engaged in a warm embrace on the political trail in East Portland recently.

Daryl and Ann-Marie Vaz engaged in a warm embrace on the political trail in East Portland recently.

Just a day before nomination day for the by-election in East Portland, Daryl Vaz has taken time out to wish his wife and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Member of Parliament (MP), a happy birthday.

Vaz, the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with responsibility for the Land, Environment, Climate Change and Investment portfolios, took to social media on Thursday, and in real Shakespearian style, wrote a special message to his wife.

“You see the good in everything and everyone. Full of love and joy. I am happy that I can now support your dreams the way you have supported mine all these years. All that I am, all that I have… The rose in the Vaz… is you! @annmarievazja happy birthday,” said Daryl.

His statements attracted commendation from several social media users and, interestingly, the birthday fever seemed to have extended even across to the opposing People’s National Party (PNP) camp.

None other than Damion Crawford, the PNP candidate who will be going up against Ann-Marie Vaz in the by-election, also took time out to wish his rival a happy birthday.

Damion Crawford... best wishes except in the by-election. 

While some social media users claimed the move was done in a rather tongue-in-cheek way, Crawford certainly got into the action and, obviously, some of the spotlight.

“Happy birthday @annmarievazja…. Even though we are in a competition, I do wish you all the best in everything other than the election,” said Crawford.

Nomination Day for the by-election is scheduled for Friday, March 15.

The by-election became necessary following the February 2 murder of the then sitting MP, the PNP’s Dr Lynvale Bloomfield.

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