The wait for the date!
The long wait for the much-anticipated announcement from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of the date for the 17th general election is continuing, even as the window closes for a pre-Christmas poll.
With a minimum of 21 days needed between the announcement and the election, if Simpson Miller does not name the date this week, there will be no way for an election before the final shopping days of Christmas, a move that the
People's National Party's General Secretary Paul Burke has promised will not happen.
As noted by columnist Martin Henry, December has been a popular choice for general elections since the first under Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944. There have been six December elections in 16 general elections, including the first on December 14 and the most recent on December 29, 2011.
But even with the election date not announced, the parties have continued their meetings across the island, and The Gleaner's photographers have captured the images on the campaign trail.