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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1990, Kingston, Kingston FRESH FOR OVER 30 YEARS The Best Dressed Chicken ACTOM Vol 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 to a rousing welcome at the Norman Manley port yesterday as hundreds of jubilant supporters rejoiced at his home-coming after successful gery in New York Minutes after 6 p.m a smiling and radiant looking Mr Manley stepped briskly from a aircraft near the Jamaica Defence Force air base ing to the deafening ings from hundreds of porters all over the airport Some a dem no sey im naw come back live so a wha me a se now Mm 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 tate gland surgery at the Sloan Memorial Among the many Government 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 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 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 ness and industry In the United States Though he has kept In touch with 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 annual general 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 chinery to get on the road before the conference itself No complications In July Mr Manley told 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 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 no complications and that he was recovering well Oil prices fall WORLD crude oil prices closed 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 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 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 Petroleum Exchange at per October Brent was at having crept a low for the week on or around I Junior Dowie photos HOME AT Prime Michael Manley pauses briefly on the steps of the jet which yesterday brought him from New York where he had a to remore his prostate at the Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital Behind him is Acting Prime Minister Patterson By Norman Cuff THE government has been given an ultimatum to come up by Tuesday with a reasonable wage and fits offer for the police or face the consequences The Police 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 The wage contract for the police expired at the end of March And the police say they cannot accept a per cent Increase on their pay Government says the police are asking for what government does not have Government says ft has million to the police Including officer rank not 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 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 said that the per cent wage guideline would continue to frustrate depress and demoralise the men Extraordinary And to July the federation said they had given enough time to consider the claims but each time they were being told about computer But manent Secretary In the Pubic leek that the wwe Trading in Workers Bank shares suspended THE Jamaica Stock Exchange has temporarily suspended Ing In the shares of the Workers Savings and Loan Bank part of a strategy to allow the 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 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 ly be sensitive and during this period it would be in the public interest and in the interest of existing shareholders if no 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 carrying an accumulated deficit of lion When set off against holders equity and special de- 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 Baby injured woman arrested A GRIEVING mother who flung a chair and wounded baby ry In the University hospital day has been arrested and charged by the Police with wounding and assault occasioning actual ily harm Ophelia Levy appeared in the Half Way Tree court and was 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 who is ing from leukemia is stable Hospital administrator Karl 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 mone Sunday last A section of the jubilant crowd of supporters who lined the fence of the JDF 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 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 are reported to have Indicated million was In the budget to service all the police Inspector Samuels said the viewed this as an Insult and added that by 2 p.m Tuesday government must make a ble offer or tell the nation whether or not they Intend to pay the if this was not forthcoming the Chairman said delegates and observers would be called to a cial joint conference to decide on what action to take The negotiations are on behalf of some members ranking from to Inspector The last two-year contract ex- March 31 BACK TO SCHOOL with BOYS SHOES GENUINE LEATHER s are 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