Latest Election News

Can Local Government Elections Mean Something?

Our hope of stifling a yawn for this local government elections by having the candidates discuss substantive issues is a wish, heading, it appears, for ignominious disappointment. At least, the campaign is starting that way.


Independent Candidate Withdraws From Local Gov't Election

The Electoral Office of Jamaica is reporting that Marlon Mitchell, the independent candidate for the Bellefield Division in Manchester Central has withdrawn his candidacy from the 2016 Local Government Elections.


JLP Puts Off Conference To Focus On Local Government Elections

The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has pushed back its annual conference from November, to February 26, 2017, a day after the first anniversary of its electoral victory in this year's general election.


489 Candidates Nominated To Contest Local Government Election

A total of 489 candidates were nominated yesterday to contest the 16th Local Government elections scheduled for November 28.


Local Government Election Set For November 28, Nomination Day Next Week Friday

Local Government Elections are to be held on Monday November 28. Nomination Day is Friday November 11.


Local Government Election Date Expected Today

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is expected today to announce a date for local government elections, which are due before the end of this year.


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Election News

Next councillor must deliver water to Red Hills

Whoever eventually wins the Red Hills division in the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation would, partly, have done so by satisfying residents that their cries for water will not fall on deaf ears.

Local Gov't 2016 : Woman quits marketing job to run as councillor

Two years ago, Withney Smith quit her day job and returned to her home in Brompton, St Elizabeth, to get involved in politics.

Letter Of The Day | Autonomy For Local Government

Jamaicans are now preparing for another round of delayed local government elections that seemed set to be kicked further down the road by another administration that would rather have enough political mileage on their opponents before allowing Jamaican