|Except for a few minor incidents in which reporters covering political
rallies were verbally harassed, Jamaica's diverse and independent media were
able to work unhindered.
The Gleaner Company Limited, owner of The Daily Gleaner, continued
to appeal a US$2.5 million libel verdict stemming from an Associated Press
story that ran in 1987. The story contained allegations that former Tourism
Minister Eric Anthony Abrahams had accepted bribes.