Daily Gleaner election news, Friday July 27

Written by JamaicaElections.com

previewe01p001v01.jpegWithout warning! - Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) lashes Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for not advising customers of its hurricane recovery charge
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is demanding that the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd. (JPS) provide a full explanation to its customers as to why they were not given prior notification of the company’s decision to apply the hurricane recovery charge to their July bills.

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) clarifies position on workweek for cops
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has reaffirmed its commitment to fully support a reduction of the working week to 40 hours for policemen and women, and says it will honour the existing agreement between the Police Federation and the Government for such a reduction.

‘Do not play politics with justice reform’
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, is urging the two main political parties to treat the reform of the justice system as a national issue and not to politicise it.

‘We won’t sever ties with Venezuela’
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) general secretary Karl Samuda says the country would continue to promote cordial relations with the people of oil-rich South American nation, Venezuela, under a JLP government.

Montego Bay Chamber, politicians at odds
The last-minute postponement of yesterday’s St. James Electoral Forum has taken on a controversial overtone with conflicting reasons being advanced for the non-staging of the event.

GLEANER EDITORS’ FORUM - Cut interest rates, say business leaders
If there is one point of consensus among various business organisations in Jamaica, it is on the need to reduce the cost of loans to the productive sector. This was reiterated during a recent Gleaner Editors’ Forum at the newspaper’s North Street office in Kingston.

St Ann candidates sign political code
Candidates from the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the parish of St. Ann have signed the Political Code of Conduct, reaffirming their commitment to a peaceful election campaign.

It was good and it was bad …
The People’s National Party (PNP) administration of 1972-1976 was a dynamic period in the history of Jamaica. These were crucial times to the development of Jamaica as a sovereign nation. Manley’s doctrine of democratic socialism changed the way the Government would regard the instance of leading a nation. It was, essentially, the first Jamaican political rhetoric to have ever been developed.

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) launches manifesto Monday
Speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum on Wednesday, senior party members said the manifesto was ready and would be launched publicly at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on Monday afternoon.

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