Power 106 FM election news, Wednesday August 8

Written by JamaicaElections.com

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PNP South West St. Ann campaign ‘not changing course’
The People’s National Party (PNP) says it will sustain campaigning in South West St. Ann, despite the Party’s candidate Glenville Shaw injuring himself when he fell while attempting to get onto the back of the truck.

Mr. Shaw reportedly fractured his leg, while PNP General Secretary Donald Buchanan saying that a medical report is expected later today.

Mr. Buchanan says that the South West St. Ann constituency campaign team, assisted by the national campaign team, will continue activities in the absence of Mr. Shaw.

According to Mr. Buchanan, the incident is regrettable but should not affect Mr. Shaw’s chances on Election Day, August 27.

JLP candidate for the constituency, Ernie Smith also expressed regret at Mr. Shaw’s accident.

PNP promise ‘Cultural Industry Development Fund’ for Jamaica

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she will establish a ‘Cultural Industry Development Fund’ if her party forms the Government.

The Prime Minister was speaking at a PNP meeting in the Portia Simpson Miller Square, Three Miles, St. Andrew, last night.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller did not disclose any other aspect of the PNP’s manifesto, which will be launched tomorrow.

PSOJ wants next government to focus on economic growth

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), wants the party that forms the next government to focus on policy changes to bring about economic growth.

PSOJ President, Christopher Zacca says the changes are necessary in order to better facilitate the country’s development.

According to Mr. Zacca there is a need for greater recognition of the role of the private sector in promoting economic growth through a social partnership.

Meanwhile the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA), is calling for a more business-friendly environment.

JEA President Marjorie Kennedy wants the new administration to make greater use of technology to minimise the hurdles faced by some businesspersons.

Mrs. Kennedy believes that the current systems often encourage corrupt activities at some companies.

National political debates begin

The first of three national political debates between senior members of both major political parties is scheduled for 9 p.m. this evening.

The event, which is organised by the Jamaica Debates Commission, will focus on social issues, to be debated by Dr. Ken Baugh for the JLP and Dr. Peter Phillips for the PNP.

This evening’s moderator is Dervan Malcolm while the questioners are Emily Crooks, Earl Moxam and Damion Mitchell.

The second debate on Economic issues will take place on Friday between the JLP’s Audley Shaw and the PNP’s Dr. Omar Davies.

On Saturday JLP leader Bruce Golding and PNP president Portia Simpson Miller will participate in the third and final debate.

www.JamaicaElections.com will stream all three debates live via Power 106 FM.

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