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    <span style="color: #CC0000">Golding claims Chavez planning to pump money into PNP's election campaign </span>

    BY BALFORD HENRY Observer writer
    Wednesday, January 10, 2007

    OPPOSITION Leader Bruce Golding says his party is pursuing information that the Venezuelan Government plans to support the ruling People's National Party (PNP), financially, in the general election likely to be held later this year.
    GOLDING.. says money will come in a brown paper bag

    Golding did not name the country, referring only to a "South American country", but indicated a trend of political support, pointing to Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez. A spokesman for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) also told the Observer after the meeting that the leader was indeed referring to Chavez.

    "We have a team that is watching this one. This money is not going to come through any wire service that we can intercept it, like Trafigura. This is the one that will come in a brown paper bag ," Golding said.

    He told labourites attending the party's Area Council One monthly meeting at Kingston College on Sunday that following its failure to use money to influence presidential elections in Peru, as well as last month's general election in St Lucia, the "South American" nation was turning its attention next to Jamaica.

    Golding suggested that this could become "Trafigura 2 ". He warned that Jamaica has enjoyed good diplomatic relations with that country for a long time.

    "We intend to maintain those relations when we become government, and I urge them, do not compromise; do not contaminate those relations by using the weight that that country happens to enjoy to interfere, to seek to influence, in any way, the outcome of the next elections, which must be the determination solely of the people of Jamaica," he said.

    But Information Minister Donald Buchanan on Monday dismissed Golding's allegations as "political propaganda and grandstanding".
    "I really regard Mr Golding's utterances are pure political propaganda and his usual grandstanding ," Buchanan said. He was responding to questions on the issue raised at yesterday's post- cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

    Buchanan also accused the Opposition of delaying a decision on campaign financing, by refusing to participate in the joint select committee, which was proposed to discuss a bill tabled in Parliament by independent MP Abe Dabdoub on the issue. The JLP refused to join the committee on the basis that it felt that the Electoral Commission should decide policy on campaign financing.
    Fiyah Bun ..

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    Re: Money in politics ..

    That would not be the first time a foreign government would have financed a political party in a general election.
    Neither would it be the first major paRTY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FINANCED.
    I just hope they don't finance murder and mahem as the other foreign government financier did then. the result of which the country has not recovered from.
    Join me as members of the church of LOVE,and let us change the world, one good deed at a time.

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    • #3
      Re: Money in politics ..

      if one of these or .. i should probably say either political parties get money under the table ..
      i have no doubts some will be put to nefarious uses ..

      yep .. we have seen it before ..
      maybe now .. with this awareness, some form of political campaign financing reform will be looked at ..
      and the attentiveness of the people and watchdogs do not waver from the scent on this fester within our poli-tricks schemes
      Fiyah Bun ..

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      • #4
        Re: Money in politics ..

        Mr. Golding is lying everyone knows the PNP will....not...will never sell-out.

        Here is the proof!


        US$273m deal comes with no strings attached, says Chavez
        Patricia Roxborough-Wright, Editor-at-Large Western Bureau
        Wednesday, August 16, 2006



        Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller pose for a photo after signing a co-operation agreement in Montego Bay late Monday. Venezuela will boost shipments of crude oil to Jamaica from 21,000 to 23,500 barrels per day under the preferential trade deal known as Petrocaribe, will help to expand the capacity of the PetroJam refinery and complete a highway project in the Caribbean nation. (AP Photo: Collin Reid)

        Montego Bay, St James - The $17.7 billion (US$273-m) development loan from Venezuela, a virtual gift to the Portia Simpson Miller administration, comes with no strings attached, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sought to assure potential sceptics.
        At an interest rate of 7.5 per cent per annum repayable over 20 years and with a five-year grace period, the loan is easily one of the most concessionary financial packages the government has received in recent memory.

        "We are not here to make money, we are here because we want to help... We are not like so many others. This is socialism, this is love," said Chavez, thumping his heart energetically to resounding applause from the audience of government ministers and other officials.
        http://<a href="http://www.jamaicaob...CHAVEZ.asp</a>


        Portia warns against bribes
        Likens her campaign to Paul Bogle's rebellion
        Observer Reporter
        Monday, January 09, 2006


        SIMPSON MILLER... delegates are rising up against those who are getting in the way of this new wave for change
        Portia Simpson last night warned PNP delegates not to be bribed against voting for her in the party's leadership contest after key campaign workers had claimed that PNP supporters had been paid not to attend her rally in Morant Bay.

        People's National Party (PNP) hits back - Denies JLP claims that it spent state funds
        published: Thursday | October 5, 2006
        Edmond Campbell, Senior News Coordinator


        He sought to assure Jamaicans that the Portia Simpson Miller-led administration would not "sell out the country for $30 million, and to be doing this with a company with the reputation of Trafigura".

        http://<a href="http://www.jamaica-g...lead2.html</a>


        Portia's huge leadership deficit
        Wignall's World
        Mark Wignall
        Sunday, October 22, 2006

        While Portia was in her element before that huge crowd at the National Arena and telling us that she would never sell out to the 'big man', the poor and powerless who listened and wanted to draw themselves close to her were not aware that an account named SW Services (Team Jamaica) was opened and $30 million of the Trafigura money had been stashed there.

        http://<a href="http://www.jamaicaob...ficit_.asp</a>

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        <span style="font-style: italic">&quot;What good fortune for those in power that people do not think&quot;</span>
        - <span style="font-weight: bold">Adolf Hitler</span>, as quoted by Joachim Fest.

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          Re: Money in politics ..

          <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sinco01</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style="color: #CC0000">Golding claims Chavez planning to pump money into PNP's election campaign </span>

          BY BALFORD HENRY Observer writer
          Wednesday, January 10, 2007 </div></div>

          It is a Commercial Transaction

          Look!


          Wed Jan 10, 2007
          <span style="color: red">JLP shocked at proposed monument to be built on JAS lands</span>

          The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expressing shock at what it says are plans by the Government to sell a portion of the Downtown Kingston lands belonging to the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).
          According to the party's spokesman on Agriculture, Senator Anthony Johnson, a section of the JAS' property on North Parade is to be sold to Central Government to facilitate the construction of a monument in honour of Venezuelan patriot, Simon Bolivar.

          Senator Johnson says any plan to sell portions of the property should involve the participation of all stakeholders, including farmers and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation.

          “If we are going to be putting monuments to other people around the park, that must be a part of a sort of national understanding. What is to be the role of the park?” said Senator Johnson.

          http://<a href="http://www.radiojama...tory=31732</a>

          <span style="font-weight: bold">0ok</span>

          <span style="font-style: italic">&quot;What good fortune for those in power that people do not think&quot;</span>
          - <span style="font-weight: bold">Adolf Hitler</span>, as quoted by Joachim Fest.

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          • #6
            Re: Money in politics ..

            not a good idea ..

            looks like someone is giving in to Petro Caribe $$$$ ... [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70379-moneyeyes.gif[/img]

            [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
            Fiyah Bun ..

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            • #7
              Re: Money in politics ..

              <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sinco01</div><div class="ubbcode-body">not a good idea ..

              looks like someone is giving in to Petro Caribe $$$$ ... [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70379-moneyeyes.gif[/img]

              [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] </div></div>

              Chavi-Gura!
              <span style="font-weight: bold">0ok</span>

              <span style="font-style: italic">&quot;What good fortune for those in power that people do not think&quot;</span>
              - <span style="font-weight: bold">Adolf Hitler</span>, as quoted by Joachim Fest.

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