Parties accept curbs on campaigning

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The two major political parties have agreed to comply with a decision by Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas to support a ban on political rallies, motorcades and meetings in Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine.

People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Donald Buchanan says he’s confident that the ban will not affect the party’s chances at the polls on Monday.

And Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Karl Samuda says his party’s previous campaign work has placed it in a strong position ahead of the election on Monday.

Members of the Election Centre recommended the ban yesterday, after several violent incidents which were believed to be politically motivated.

Four people were killed in St. Catherine including a policeman and two others injured.

And in East St. Andrew, two JLP workers were shot and injured while traveling through the constituency with their candidate Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett.

In another incident in Canterbury, North West St. James three JLP workers were reportedly shot in two separate drive-by incidents.

Taken from the Power 106 FM 5 p.m. bulletin

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