Daily Gleaner election news, Thursday July 26

Written by JamaicaElections.com

26jul2007frt1.jpgGleaner Editors’ Forum - Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to reform health - Promises to dismantle the Regional Health Authorities
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will dismantle Regional Health Authorities (RHA) and reform the structure of the health service If it forms the next government, says JLP General Secretary Karl Samuda.

Opposition will put an end to corruption
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) plans to launch a full-scale assault against corruption, should it form the next government. The party’s general secretary, Karl Samuda, says a zero-tolerance approach against public sector delinquency will be part of its constitutional reform thrust.

Gleaner Editors’ Forum - No 40-hr work week under JLP
A Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government would not support the institution of a 40-hour work week for the police if it forms the next government, party officials say.

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has winning ads
The opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) seems to be winning the advertising battle with the governing People’s National Party (PNP), a Gleaner-commissioned poll by Bill Johnson has found.

Hottest topics on the cocktail circuits
Political gossip … Some high-profile JLP supporters are currently out on the circuit voicing their displeasure at recent comments attributed to their former leader, Edward Seaga. Their contention is that Mr. Seaga’s recent comments, in which he publicly disagreed with his successor’s position on the need for fixed election dates, is being seen as interfering in the political campaign now under way, and in a manner benefits the PNP.

POLITICAL AD WATCH - From the horse’s mouth
The People’s National Party (PNP), which has been slow off the mark in its advertising campaign for the August 27 General Election, is beginning to have media presence on television, with their latest ad targeting Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Bruce Golding.

Newsmaker: Bishop Herro Blair - Preaching political peace

Bishop Herro Blair can point to hundreds of lost souls he has helped save during his four decades as a clergyman. But even the 59-year-old preacher will admit that his tenure as Political Ombudsman has not been as successful.

People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker charged
Businessman Errol Lamey, the People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker/ councillor, who was detained in connection with a drug bust earlier this week, was yesterday slapped with drug charges and is to face the Half-Way Tree Criminal Court today.

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