• Short Summary

    HALF A MILLION JAMAICANS WENT TO THE POLLS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE COUNTRY'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1962.

  • Description

    HALF A MILLION JAMAICANS WENT TO THE POLLS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE COUNTRY'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1962. THEY ARE VOTING UNDER TIGHT MILITARY AND POLICE SUPERVISION, FOLLOWING RECENT OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE DURING ELECTION CAMPAIGNING ON THE ISLAND.

    THE PRINCIPAL OPPONENTS IN THE ELECTION ARE THE JAMAICA LABOUR PARTY --- FORMERLY LED BY THE NOW RETIRED PRIME MINISTERS, SIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMANTE --- AND THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL PARTY, LED BY BUSTAMANTE'S COUSIN, MR NORMAN MANLEY.

    YESTERDAY, THE EVE OF THE ELECTION, MR MANLEY SAID THAT HIS PARTY'S CHANCES WERE GOOD, SINCE THEY HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR SIX MONTHS.

    THE ELECTORATE ON THE ISLAND ARE VOTING FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT WHICH RULE JAMAICA FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. THE LABOUR PARTY, UNDER SIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMANTE, HAD HELD POWER SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

    BUT THE THREE WEEKS OF ELECTION CAMPAIGNING HAVE BEEN MARRED WITH OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE, CULMINATING IN GANG IN KINGSTON LAST SATURDAY IN WHICH ON MAN WAS KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED.

    TROOPS AND POLICE ON THE ISLAND CAST THEIR VOTES LAST WEEK, SO AS TO LEAVE EVERY MAN FREE TO PATROL THE ISLAND ON ELECTION DAY.

    YESTERDAY, MR MANLEY TALKED ABOUT THE ELECTION AND JAMAICA'S FUTURE...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5DMVULJ06L367FNS3CYTM64HD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DMVULJ06L367FNS3CYTM64HD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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