Daily Gleaner election news, Saturday July 28

Written by JamaicaElections.com

28july2007frt.jpgNo mood to talk - Portia says JLP has failed to control supporters
Claiming the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has failed to control its supporters, People’s National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller has declared that she is no longer willing to have peace talks with the Opposition, unless those discussions are mediated by either the Church or the Political Ombudsman.

PNP’s Peart crashes Labourite party as bus ‘changes course’
A bus transporting Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters “changed course” suddenly on Highway 2000, in the vicinity of Old Harbour, just before midnight on Thursday, colliding with a Toyota Prado Land Cruiser, driven by Local Government Minister Dean Peart.

Bruce proposes to roll back PMs’ pension benefits
Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Bruce Golding vowed Thursday night to reverse a legislative decision which brought the pension of former prime ministers in line with the salary of the current head of government.

JLP demands answers to Solutrea affair
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), yesterday demanded that Cabinet break its silence on the Solutrea cellular licence affair.

Campaign in full gear
Both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) had their election machinery travelling throughout the island over the past week.

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