Power 106 FM election news, Monday July 30

Written by JamaicaElections.com

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JLP release manifesto today
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will release its election manifesto at 5 p.m. this afternoon at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.

This manifesto outlines the party’s plans if it is elected to form the next government.

JLP General Secretary Karl Samuda says one of the major issues addressed in the manifesto relates to the justice system.

The People’s National Party (PNP) has said it could release its manifesto on August 9.

As part of the parliamentary democracy, parties are expected to prepare and release their manifestos before a general election.

P.J. on campaign
Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson last night urged the People’s National Party (PNP) to continue the projects he started, should it form the next government.

Addressing supporters in Christiana, Manchester, Mr. Patterson said the PNP was on a course of progress.

He referred to areas such as education and social infrastructure including the development of the road network.

The former Prime Minister said that during his administration, Jamaica discontinued its borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the net international reserve was improved from a negative position.

He said it would be a backward step for Jamaica to reverse these achievements.

He also pledged to continue to support PNP president Portia Simpson Miller on her campaign.

Police on political trips
St. Elizabeth police are again appealing to political supporters to stop hanging from moving cars while on the campaign trail.

The sub-officer in charge of traffic for Santa Cruz, Corporal Noel Ford says police have increased their presence along campaign motorcade routes.

But he says that despite recent appeals by the police, supporters are still hanging out of windows, when they clear police check points.

According to Corporal Ford there was a similar situation in St. Elizabeth yesterday, when 47-year-old Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporter, Lloyd Richards was killed while traveling through Holland Bamboo.

Police reported that Mr. Richards was protruding from the window of a minibus when his head struck a bamboo tree, which killed him immediately.

The minibus was transporting persons to a JLP meeting in Savanna-La-Mar Westmoreland and reportedly hit the tree when it swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

Solutrea pulling out
Telecommunication company Solutrea Jamaica has withdrawn plans to conduct cellular business in Jamaica.

The disclosure was made by Keith Walker a founding Member of WIISCOM Technologies and a shareholder of Solutrea, Jamaica at a press conference a short while ago.

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