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THE GLEANER MINUTE: PNP faces fury ... Swine flu at UHWI ... WiFi coming to JUTC

FEBRUARY 12, 2016: The PNP has been facing the heat on social media over its decision to stay away from the political debates, they also wants the format of the debate be changed ... The JLP says the PNP is being deceptive for refusing to participate in the debates for what it calls spurious reasons ... The health ministry says there is no need for alarm following the admission of two patients to the University Hospital of the West Indies with the H1N1 virus commonly called swine flu ... JUTC says come September, passengers travelling on its buses will be able to access free WiFi internet service.

#JaVotes2016: The Gleaner ... Your election authority

Follow for  comprehensive coverage of the Jamaican elections set for February 25, 2016.

Shots fired at JLP MoBay rally

FEBRUARY 7, 2016: A mass meeting of the Jamaica Labour Party came to an abrupt ending after shots rang out while Opposition Leader Andrew Holness was making his presentation. Three people were killed and others injured.

#JaVotes2016: Andrew no longer my son, says Mama P

FEBRUARY 9, 2016: People's National Party president Portia Simpson Miller has 'disowned' Andrew Holness, the Jamaica Labour Party leader she called her son four years ago.

#JaVotes2016: Roberts tackles Holness again in WC St Andrew

FEBRUARY 9, 2016: PNP's Patrick Roberts is going up against incumbent, the JLP's Andrew Holness in West Central St Andrew and he believes his chances are better this time around.

#JaVotes2016: Portia vs Hyde, SW St Andrew

FEBRUARY 9, 2016: Victor Hyde says the fight will be tough against Portia Simpson Miller but he is up for the challenge because changes need to be made.

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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