Election News

Corporate cash splash

Corporate Jamaica has splashed out millions of dollars to support both major political parties in their campaign for tomorrow's general election. The Jamaica Observer has confirm...

Bad for branding

WITH less than 24 hours to go before Jamaicans go to the polls to elect a new Government, marketing consultant and branding coach Naomi Garrick is projecting that the candidates wh...

EOJ seeking to use more technology in elections

THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says its electronic voter identification system will be used in six constituencies in tomorrow's general election. According to the EOJ, the ...

Police ready for election in the west

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police Area One Division — which spans the parishes of Trelawny, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland — is assuring that adequate securi...

'We're ready!' EOJ says all in place for tomorrow's election

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says it is ready to conduct the general election tomorrow, Thursday, September 3. The EOJ said voting will take pla...

Less than 25 per cent of soldiers voted

ONLY 982 or 23 per cent of the 4,181 members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on the voters' list cast ballots on Monday ahead of tomorrow's general election. There was, however...

Voting on a workday – are workers entitled to time off?

Employers and employees will be happy to know that provision exists in law to facilitate time off from work for employees to vote in tomorrow's general election. The time-off pr...

Spokesman says DK not part of Wavell Hinds' campaign team

HOPEWELL, Hanover — Thelma Johill, the campaign manager for People's National Party (PNP) Hanover Eastern candidate Wavell Hinds says Dr DK Duncan was not a part of their cam...

Holness, parties main reasons diehards vote

Almost one-half of Jamaicans who would vote for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) say their main reason for doing so is that they want Andrew Holness to continue as prime minister, ac...

EOJ working towards greater use of technology

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is working towards greater use of technology in its activities, particularly in conducting general elections. Direc...

Several people not wearing masks arrested in Half-Way-Tree

SEVERAL people are facing charges for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) after they were arrested by the police in the Corporate Area yesterday for not wearing mas...

Cop experiences voting glitch after 6 years behind bars

AT least one police officer who showed up ready to exercise his franchise yesterday — the day reserved for members of the security forces and election day workers — was...

JLP lead shaved to 14 points

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) pulled five points from the 19-point lead held by the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in July as campaigning intensified for the ...

Jess will send Mike Henry into retirement, says former MP

FORMER Member of Parliament for St Catherine East Central Arnaldo Brown has endorsed People's National Party candidate Zuleika Jess for the Central Clarendon seat. Brown says he b...

Krystal proposes water solutions for St Andrew West Rural

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Andrew West Rural, Krystal Tomlinson has pledged to bring to an end the decades of water woes for resident...