Daily Gleaner election news, Thursday August 16

Written by JamaicaElections.com

thursday.jpegJamaica Labour Party (JLP) surges - People’s National Party (PNP) stands still
The Bruce Golding-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has, statistically, drawn level with the People’s National Party (PNP) as the gruelling electoral race enters the last lap which ends, less than two weeks away, on August 27.

Opposition better at gaining new support

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has gained more support from the electorate during the current campaign period than the People’s National Party (PNP), according to the findings of the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll.

Troubled constituencies to know fate tomorrow

Come tomorrow, the constituencies of South East St. Elizabeth and West St. Thomas will know if they will be able to exercise their vote on August 27.

Parents pay fees despite Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) promise

Despite previous concerns that parents would refuse to pay school fees as a result of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) announcement that it would implement free tuition if it becomes the next government, schools are reporting that most parents have been paying up the required fees for their children.

Farming, fishing, tourism: Tufton’s vision

Should he get the nod to be the Member of Parliament for North West St. Elizabeth on the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) ticket, Dr. Christopher Tufton plans to unleash an ambitious development agenda on his constituents.

AD WATCH - People’s National Party (PNP) complains about ‘nasty’ ads
Speaking on The Breakfast Club (NewsTalk 94) Tuesday, People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Donald Buchanan complained about the “nastiness” in some of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ads in the election campaign to date.

PNP attacks on Bruce
While arguing against negative advertising, the PNP continues to attack the character and trustworthiness of JLP leader, Bruce Golding, as part of a clear strategy to dilute the mood for change which various polls indicate.

JLP dominance of billboards
One form of advertising in which the JLP dominates is the use of electronic and static billboards strategically placed to attract the attention of passers-by, whether motorists or pedestrians.

Mitchell and PM rally crowd in NE St Catherine
Her colleagues have begun calling her ‘tek eh back’ and, if crowd support in her North East St. Catherine constituency is anything to go by, then Phyllis Mitchell should very well be on her way back to Parliament.

Praying for a peaceful election

The Ministers Fraternal in Spanish Town worshipped with several candidates for the upcoming General Election at their service for ‘Peace, Unity and Protection for St. Catherine and Jamaica’ at the Phillippo Baptist Church yesterday.

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