• Short Summary

    MORE THAN HALF A MILLION JAMAICANS GO TO THE POLLS TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE FIRST ELECTIONS SINCE THE COUNTRY GAINED INDEPENDENCE IN 1962.

  • Description

    MORE THAN HALF A MILLION JAMAICANS GO TO THE POLLS TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE FIRST ELECTIONS SINCE THE COUNTRY GAINED INDEPENDENCE IN 1962. TIGHT MILITARY AND POLICE SUPERVISION IS IN FORCE BECAUSE OF THE SHOOTINGS AND OTHER VIOLENCE WHICH HAVE MARKED THE CAMPAIGN.

    THE JAMAICANS ARE VOTING IN THE ISLAND'S 53 CONSTITUENCIES FOR AN ENLARGED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMANTE, IS NOT SEEKING RE-ELECTION, AND HIS DEPUTY AND NOMINATED SUCCESSOR, MR. DONALD SANGSTER, HAS TAKEN A FIRM HOLD ON THE LEADERSHIP OF THE RULING JAMAICA LABOUR PARTY. THE OPPOSITION PEOPLE'S NATIONAL PARTY, WHICH LOST POWER IN 1962, IS LED BY SIR ALEXANDER'S 74-YEAR-OLD COUSIN, MR. NORMAN MANLEY. VIOLENCE BETWEEN OPPOSING FACTIONS HAS SO MARKED THE ELECTION THAT TROOPS AND POLICE CAST THEIR VOTES ON FRIDAY (17 FEBRUARY) TO LEAVE THEM FREE FOR SECURITY DUTIES TOMORROW. THE TROUBLE HAS BEEN MOST SERIOUS IN WESTERN KINGSTON, WHERE SHOOTINGS, KNIFINGS AND STONE-THROWING HAVING INJURED SCORES OF PEOPLE. ON SATURDAY, JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE POLLING BEGAN, ONE SHOOTING INCIDENT IN THE AREA LEFT ONE DEAD AND EIGHT MEN INJURED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJVYRSP7TEDENQN4BYZK6E5B1
    Media URN:
    VLVACJVYRSP7TEDENQN4BYZK6E5B1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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