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Election on September 3, says OAS

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

The Organisation of American States (OAS) is reporting that government officials have confirmed that the General Election will be on September 3.

The OAS says the Governor General and the Prime Minister have explained that the decision was made to postpone the election because of the severe impact of Hurricane Dean.

In the meantime the OAS says it has started to deploy a team of international observers to monitor the electoral process here.

OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin, who heads the electoral observation team, says the first group of monitors was scheduled to arrive today.

A second group is to arrive on August 27, and the last on August 31.

The OAS Assistant Secretary General will arrive in Kingston on August 30.

Mr. Ramdin says he is confident there will be adequate preparations to guarantee an orderly conduct of the election.