Daily Gleaner election news, Wednesday August 1

Written by JamaicaElections.com

download.jpgParties red-flagged - Ombudsman says orange and green graffiti must go
Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair yesterday demanded that all political candidates remove their party flags, posters, graffiti and paraphernalia within the various constituencies by this weekend.

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to extend student loan repayment period
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says it would extend the loan repayment period of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) to 15 years and increase the moratorium period after students graduate to one year if it were to form the next government.

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) pledges to enforce Political Code of Conduct
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says if it forms the next government it will give teeth to the Political Code of Conduct by enacting into law provisions that speak to the disqualification of candidates who are found guilty of offences relating to the conduct of elections.

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) embraces change to reduce court backlog
Committing itself to a 10-year justice reform programme proposed by the Jamaica Justice Reform Task Force, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says it plans to move swiftly, if elected to form the next government, to remove the more than 400,000 backlog of cases now before the courts.

People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker granted bail
Errol Lamey, the People’s National Party (PNP) councillor/caretaker for the Mount Salem Division in St. James, has been granted $1 million bail.

Paulwell cleared on Solutrea - Cabinet review team finds nothing “untoward”
A Cabinet review team, set up to investigate the awarding of a telecoms license to Solutrea Jamaica Limited, on Monday absolved Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell of any wrong doing in the matter.

CENTRAL WESTMORELAND - Residents demand jobs of new Central Westmoreland Member of Parliament

As the country awaits the general election on August 27, constituents in Central Westmoreland believe the main focus of their new Member of Parliament (MP) should be the creation of more job opportunities.

People’s National Party (PNP) maintains ‘no talks’ stance Despite two alleged politically motivated acts of violence on the weekend, the People’s National Party (PNP) has maintained that they will not have talks with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), unless the Political Ombudsman or the Church mediates the discussion.

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) condemns Clarke’s controversial statement

Members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) spent much time at a rally in Independence Square, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, last Sunday night, lambasting People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Central Westmoreland, Roger Clarke.

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