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Strategising for showdown

JLP plots to nullify PNP’s Portmore dominance and snag St Catherine MC With 41 divisions, the St Catherine Municipal Corporation is one of the largest local authority in the island and a key target for the two major political parties in


Tragedy sparks debate over youth involvement in political campaigns

The tragic death of 15-year-old Lamar Grey, who fell from a political campaign bus during a motorcade in Portmore, St Catherine, has ignited a debate over whether children should be involved in political campaigns. Grey’s untimely demis



Pundit sees polls as a Holness-Golding showdown; only 24% of J’cans give councillors thumbs up Political commentator Dr Paul Ashley says the February 26 local government elections will be a straight fight between Prime Minister Andrew H


PNP, JLP exuding confidence in St Bess ... But voter apathy could slow them down

WHEN THE People’s National Party (PNP) swept the then 14 local government divisions in St Elizabeth in 2012, not many could have envisioned the stunning reversal as the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wrested control of the municipal corporation in 20


No manifestos to debate

Questions are being raised about the absence of manifestos for both political parties, a week shy of the local government election, even as campaigning intensifies. Representatives of both the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the oppo


PNP mourns supporter’s death after motorcade mishap

The People’s National Party (PNP) last night said it deeply regretted a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a youth in the Southboro division during a party motorcade travelling through Portmore, St Catherine. The youth, a 15-


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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