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All systems go

Jamaica holds long-awaited local government elections today The nation’s electoral system is all set to accommodate a little over two million Jamaicans eligible to cast their vote in today’s long-awaited local government elections



JLP anticipates reasonable turnout on Monday - PNP upbeat as Golding faces first electoral test as president It is expected to be a neck-and-neck race to the finish line between candidates of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) 


Final stretch

PNP, JLP upbeat heading into Monday The general secretaries of the country’s two major political parties are oozing with confidence ahead of the political showdown on Monday when Jamaicans will decide who holds the reins in the 13 paris


EOJ acknowledges ‘hiccups’ as electoral workers, cops, soldiers place their local government votes

EOJ acknowledges ‘hiccups’ as electoral workers, cops, soldiers place their local government votes Scores of diehards from both major political parties were in high spirits yesterday as they converged on the hea


Party releases local gov’t manifesto days before elections

PNP promises accountability overhaul in municipal corporations The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is promising to overhaul how accountability is exercised within municipal corporations, outlining that it will, among other th


Tensions high after police shooting before motorcade in August Town

Candidates in the upcoming local government elections moved to pacify angry residents of August Town in St Andrew on Thursday as they staged a fiery protest following a police shooting on Wednesday, reportedly involving a People’s National Party


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Election News

#JAVOTES2024 | Manchester North Eastern running smoothly

Polling stations for the local government elections are in full swing at Christiana High School in Manchester North Eastern, under the watchful eye of supervisor Heather Cole. Her primary role is to ensure a seamless and orde

#JAVOTES2024 | Voter turnout at 11.12 per cent so far

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica is reporting that at 10 a.m., 11.12 per cent of the more than two million registered voters had turned out for voting in today's local government elections. This is slightly better than

#JAVOTES2024 | PNP’s Oliver Reid expresses concern about handling of ballots

The People's National Party's candidate for the Little London Division in Westmoreland Oliver Reid today raised concerns about the handling of ballots. According to him, he noticed instances where the ballots of