Daily Gleaner Gleaner election news, Saturday September 1

Written by JamaicaElections.com

layout1_1_pjqu6jamaicavlm.jpg‘Gun dens’ Seven constituencies on police radar - South East St. Andrew West Central St. Andrew South East St. Elizabeth West Rural St. Andrew West Portland North Central Clarendon West St. Thomas
The police have put seven constituencies on their radar as areas of concern for election day, warning that guns remain in the communities.

How would a new PNP Cabinet look?
There will be a shake-up of sorts in the Cabinet if Portia Simpson Miller gets her own mandate when Jamaicans go to the polls next Monday, September 3. But, for those calling for sweeping changes, that will not happen. The fact is, after 18 years in office, the PNP has grown stale and has seemingly ran out of options.

No future for depressed communities
A FEW of the familiar areas that make up the St. Andrew Western constituency are Duhaney Park, Seaview Gardens and Waterhouse.

CARICOM observer at ease with election preparations

The CARICOM electoral observer mission to Jamaica is reporting that it is satisfied with the state of readiness of the electoral machinery in the run-up to the general election on Monday.

Allegiance lawsuit filed
The first lawsuit challenging the alleged dual citizenship of a Jamaica Labour Party candidate was filed yesterday in the Supreme Court.

Expect heavy rains on election day
With the general elections scheduled for Monday, September 3, following an earlier postponement because of the passage of Hurricane Dean on August 19, the island could experience more showers come Monday, when the sixth tropical depression of the season is expected to pass over the country’s south coast.

Parties denounce all acts of political violence
The Two main political parties contesting Monday’s general election have denounced all acts of political violence.

Wear colours but no images
WITH SUPPORTER exuberance expected to be at fever-pitch on election day Monday, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) and the Electoral Commission (EC) have taken steps to ensure the safety of its staff.

JLP campaign organiser attacked
Jamaica Labour Party campaign organiser for South East St. Elizabeth, Jeremy Palmer, considers himself ‘lucky to be alive’, after gunmen invaded his house and shot at him, sending him diving through a window for safety.

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