Daily Gleaner Election News, Friday August 31

Written by JamaicaElections.com

friday2.jpeg‘Ban them’ - Decision on political meetings pending
Facing a ban on campaigning in three parishes, the two major political parties yesterday began seeking new venues to stage their respective final public meetings before the general elections on Monday.

Parties clash in Westmoreland
The reign of political peace in Westmoreland ended about 5:00 p.m. Wednesday in the small Whitehouse district of Gordon, when the two candidates for Westmoreland Eastern clashed in what some described as a brawl.

The makings of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Cabinet

The night of Monday, September 3 will bring an end to all speculations as to which of the two major political parties will receive the nod from the electorate and proceed to name a Cabinet to run the affairs of the country.

Eastern Hanover: Improvement in tourism not enough
In Eastern Hanover, a constituency which statistics show is rife with unemployment, citizens say the candidate taking up the mantle as Member of Parliament after election day will have to address that problem with a sense of urgency, and revamp agriculture.

North Western Manchester: Hilly terrain causes water problems
The constituency of Manchester North Western is said to be one of the largest in Jamaica and is bordered by Troy in Trelawny to the north, Greenvale in Central Manchester to the east, Dunrobin and Pepper in St. Elizabeth to the south and Hibernia in Manchester and Epping Forest to the west.

East Rural St Andrew - Development desired
The constituency of East Rural St. Andrew is large and varied. Comprising five electoral divisions, the north is dominated by the foothills of the Blue Mountains in Gordon Town and Mavis Bank divisions. The Kintyre division is sandwiched between these divisions and the southern coastal divisions of Harbour View and Dallas.

North Central Clarendon - Road woes hurt constituency’s agriculture
The North Central Clarendon constituency consists of three parish council divisions - Chapelton, Rock River and Mocho. There are 92 polling divisions in the constituency; Chapelton has 40, Rock River has 29 and Mocho 23.

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