Power 106 FM election news, Friday July 27

Written by JamaicaElections.com

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PNP office defaced
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has taken steps to remove graffiti which was painted on the walls of the office of Fitz Jackson, Peoples’ National Party (PNP) candidate for the South St. Catherine constituency.

Mr. Jackson told Gleaner Power 106 News that when he visited the office this morning JLP slogans were painted over the walls of the building located on Newland Road near Naggo Head.

Mr. Jackson says he was assured by the JLP that the matter would be dealt with.

In addition Mr. Jackson says the PNP is not daunted by this morning’s incident.

JLP raises more concerns about Solutrea
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is raising more concerns about the controversial cellular company, Solutrea Jamaica Limited.

JLP spokesman on Telecommunication, Clive Mullings says Solutrea, formerly WIISCOM technologies had a poor record in Barbados.

According to Mr. Mullings, the company failed to pay over its licensing fee in Barbados.

He says it also failed to honour a sponsorship commitment in that country.

Solutrea, which was granted a license to operate in Jamaica on June 1, still owes money for its license.

As a result Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell has suspended the license.

Just over two weeks ago, the company wrote a personal cheque amounting to 15 million Barbadian dollars as part payment for the 510 million Jamaica dollar license.

But Mr. Mullings has raised concerns about the validity of the cheque, which is yet to be handed over to the Spectrum Management Authority by the technology minister.

Mr. Mullings also says he is disappointed that the principals of Solutrea have expressed reservation about any further payments, claiming they were uncertain what may happened if the JLP forms the next government.

EOJ on Election results

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is promising that voting results should be ready by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Director of Elections Danville Walker told journalists this morning that the results are to be transferred from counting centers islandwide to an election centre to be set up at the Towers in New Kingston.

Mr. Walker says he expects that counting of ballots in most polling stations will be completed just over an hour after the close of voting at 5 p.m.

Just over one point three million persons are eligible to cast their ballots in the August 27 general election at the more than six thousand polling stations islandwide.

Election day workers and members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) will go to the polls on August 21.

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