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Stage set for political debates

JLP, PNP to face off on local gov’t issues next week ahead of Feb 26 polls The country’s two main political parties have indicated that they are finalising their respective teams for two political debates ahead of the February 26


Holness castigates civil society groups amid ECJ-ombudsman controversy

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has criticised civil society bodies over what he says is their failure to hold the parliamentary Opposition accountable, noting that the group flip-flopped in its position on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) subsu


Bunting says ECJ is destined to fail in political ombudsman role

Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Peter Bunting says the passage of the Political Ombudsman (Interim) Amendment Act 2024 on Friday has set up the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) to fail at its first task to police the conduct of politic


Discarded ex-JLP councillor loses court battle

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a challenge by former Councillor Stephen Williams, who sought to bar the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) from replacing him as its standard-bearer in the St Margaret’s Bay division in Portland. The court



499 candidates nominated for high-stakes Feb 26 local gov’t showdown The electoral muscles of the two major political parties were on full display on Thursday as die-hards turned out in their numbers to support their candidates who were


‘We never feared any election’

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), says his Government has no fear of the outcome of the local government elections, disclosing yesterday that he mulled twinning the ballot with the general election in 2020.


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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