Power 106 election news, Tuesday August 21

Written by JamaicaElections.com

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EC on election postponement
Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Professor Errol Miller says the Commission will have to undertaken a massive operation to prepare for the upcoming general election.

The Commission has recommended that the election be postponed from August 27.

It’s reported that the new date will be September 3.

However Governor General, Professor Kenneth Hall must make that decision.

In the meantime Professor Miller says it will be difficult to prepare some of the polling stations for the election.

Members of the security forces and Election Day workers should have gone to the polls today.

JHTA on State of Emergency
The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is concerned that the declaration of a public state of emergency in the country could have a negative impact on the tourism sector.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has defended the decision claiming that the state of emergency was necessary for the security of the country in the aftermath of the hurricane.

But JHTA president Wayne Cummings says the declaration could be misinterpreted by overseas investors as well as other members of the travel trade.

Mr. Cummings says the country’s hotel sector suffered minimal damage from the effects of Hurricane Dean.

He says properties on the southern and eastern sections of the island were particularly affected.

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