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   Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1990, Kingston, Kingston                               FRESH FOR OVER 30 YEARS The Best Dressed Chicken ACTOM DMlh-----------------...15 Vol. CLV1 No. 207 ESTABLISHED 1834 KINGSTON, JAMAICA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER PRICE THIRTY-TWO PAGES MANLEY RETURNS To resume by end of September PRIME Minister Michael Manley returned hpme to a rousing welcome at the Norman Manley Air- port yesterday, as hundreds of jubilant supporters rejoiced at his home-coming after successful sur- gery in New York. Minutes after 6 p.m. yes- terday a smiling and radiant looking Mr. Manley stepped briskly from a aircraft near the Jamaica Defence Force air base, wav- ing to the deafening greet- ings from hundreds of sup- porters, all over the airport. "Some a dem no sey 'im naw come back 'live... so a wha' me a se' now, Mm duppy? Ml glad sey ml leada come back fit an well..." said a middle-aged woman. Mr. Manley was returning from New York after a successful pros- tate gland surgery at the Sloan Kettering- Memorial Ho.spital. Among the many Government offi- cials meeting him were Acting Prime Minister, P. J. Patterson, Minister of National Security, K. D. Knight; Minister of Labour, Welfare and Sports, Portia Simpson. On his way from the airport Mr. Manley, with bis head protruding from the opening In the top of his vehicle waved of cheering people at the Harbour View round about, along Windward Road from Rockfort and along other routes in his constituency. Rjest He Is expected to rest for most of September .before taking charge of the government by month-end. Mr. Manley has been away from his desk because of illness since early TO OUR READERS Effective Sunday, September 2, 1990, the coverprtce of the SUNDAY GLEANER will be increased from to Subscribers who have paid in advance will continue to enjoy current rates until their subscription expires. We regret the price Increase but feel sure you will under- stand the need in light of cost increases, and look forward to your continued support. The prices of the DAILY GLEANER, DAILY STAR and the WEEK-END STAR remain unchanged. back June, after his return from a visit to Washington to have discussions with President George Bush and other, officials and leaders of busi- ness and industry In the United States. Though he has kept In touch with P.J. Patterson, who has been acting as Prime Minister since June, and other senior members of the Government, several matters have been awaiting his return, sources In the Government said. Party business has also been awaiting Mr. Manley's return and the PNP's annual general confer- ence which should nave been held In September has been put back to November to allow full recovery of Mr. Manley and for the Party ma- chinery to get on the road before the conference itself. No complications In July, Mr. Manley told report- ers he had to go to London to rest because his doctors were concerned that his condition might not be helped if he stayed here and keep getting .'--vo' ed In 'he work irf the government. iiut the Prime Minister said he was anxious to get hands on the levers of government and said he expected to be back at Jamaica House, before the end of September, following his surgery August 16. to remove his cancerous prostate, doctors said he had expe- rienced no complications and that he was recovering well. Oil prices fall WORLD crude oil prices closed low- er than a week ago, but at between 68.70) and 93.69) they were well above prices existing a month ago before Iraq invaded Kuwait and oil mar- kets were sent sharply up and then a roller coaster. Yesterday's prices were higher than Thursday's prices and were more than 30 per cent up on prices at the start of the month. Prices have been running at an average of about a barrel, up on the prices at which Jamaica has been buying crude oil for most of the year. Though Jamaica buys most of Its oil from Mexico and Venezuela un- der the san Jose Accord, the price of that oil Is similar or within "ball park of the leading world markets New York Mercantile Exchange, London North Sea Brent, and Singapore Dubai. Reuter filed the following report from London yesterday evening (lo- cal This has been a hectic week for world oil traders even by recent August 24, one week I the price of October Brent crude oil futures on London's ational Petroleum Exchange at per October Brent was at (JS185.5) having crept a low for the week on or around I Junior Dowie photos HOME AT LAST: Prime Mhtirter, Michael Manley pauses briefly on the steps of the jet which yesterday brought him from New York where he had a lacccMful snrfery to remore his prostate at the Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital. Behind him is Acting Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson. By Norman Cuff THE government has been given an ultimatum to come up, by Tuesday, with a "reasonable" wage and bene- fits offer for the police or face the consequences. The Police Feder- ation which represents most of the Island's 6.000 police has told the government, after three meetings all ending in deadlock, that it wants some action from the gov- ernment. The wage contract for the police expired at the end of March. And the police say they cannot accept a 12V4 per cent Increase on their pay. Government says the police are asking for what government does not have. Government says ft has million to offer'all the police. Including officer rank not rep- resented by the Federation, and specials. Representatives of the PoUce Federation Central Executive Thursday met a government team in a marathon session lasting more than seven hours but the talks ended in deadlock, as on two pre- vious occasions. Now the government has been given until 2 p.m. Tuesday to make a reasonable offer. For some Hrrie now several members of the Police Force have been restive because of the delay In completing the salary negotiations. As far back as February, the then Central Committee of the Fed- eration said that the 12% per cent wage guideline would continue to frustrate, depress and demoralise the men. Extraordinary And to July, the federation said they had given gmrttment enough time to consider the claims but each time they were being told about "computer But Per- manent Secretary In the Pubic leek that the wwe Trading in Workers Bank shares suspended THE Jamaica Stock Exchange has temporarily suspended trad- Ing In the shares of the Workers Savings and Loan Bank part of a strategy to allow the Institu- tion to solve its debt problem without putting at risk the value of Its shares on the market. The Inspector of Banks, G. Arthur Brown on Thursday or- dered the temporary suspension of trading by the Workers Bank, citing "sensitive" negotiations now taking place to raise at least million to keep the bank open. "These negotiations will clear- ly be sensitive and during this period, it would be in the public interest and in the interest of existing shareholders if no fur- ther trading takes place in the shares of the Mr. Brown stated In his letter to the Ex- change. "If fears were to develop that financial restructuring may not take place, there could be public selling of shares. Equally, there may be innocent persons' not aware of the. present position who may be buyers of shares." Workers Bank at the end of March 1990 wasv carrying an accumulated deficit of mil- lion. When set off against share- holders equity and special' de- bentures of million, the bank is left with a negative net asset of million. Since it started operations in 1973, the bank has only made profit in three years. (State of Workers' Bank, p.2] Baby injured, woman arrested A GRIEVING mother who flung a chair and wounded baby Zoye Hen- ry In the University hospital Mon- day has been arrested and charged by the Papine Police with wounding and assault occasioning actual bod- ily harm. Ophelia Levy appeared in the Half Way Tree court and was grant- ed bail, the Police Information Centre (PIC) reported last night. She Is to return to court Monday. Reports to the Gleaner are that Mrs. Levy overcome by the death of her Infant daughter stormed into Ward 15 of the University Hospital and flung a chair into the baby's crib bruising her right eye. However, hospital sources -say 23-month-okl Zoye, who is suffer- ing from leukemia, is stable. Hospital administrator Karl Da- vis, could not say whether the in- ternal bleeding to the child's right eye, said to have resulted from the blow from the chair, had stopped. Mrs Levy and her husband George have claimed that the Uni- versity Hospital was responsible for the death of their daughter, Si- mone, Sunday last. .WELCOME: A section of the jubilant crowd of supporters who lined the fence of the JDF Airwing premises at the Norman Manley Airport to greet Mr. Manley on his arrival. Several senior cabinet ministers and PNP executive members and supporters were among the crowd. Police issue ultimatum After two deadlocked meetings, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Fed- eration reduced Its claims by about half, Chairman Claude Samuels said. He told the Gleaner yesterday "we have reached our bottom line." The government representatives led by DC. Marshalteck are reported to have Indicated that'only million was In the budget to service all the police. Inspector Samuels said the Fed- eration viewed this, as an "Insult" and added that by 2 p.m. Tuesday government must make a reasona- ble offer or "tell the nation whether or not they Intend to pay the po- if this was not forthcoming, the Chairman said, delegates and observers would be called to a spe- cial joint conference to decide on what action to take. The negotiations are on behalf of some members ranking from Gwstable to Inspector. The last two-year contract ex- jbtd March 31. BACK TO SCHOOL with BOYS SHOES GENUINE LEATHER ij.EIUMA s are hew- wain INEWSPAPERi IBWSPAPERF   

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