Election News

Women in the House

MANY still consider a woman's place to be in the house — but for some women, this place will be Gordon House. For the first time in history, Jamaica will have 18 of its 63 el...

UNDP says increase in women candidates a positive for Jamaica

THE increased number of women candidates who contested last Thursday's general election is a positive development for the country's democracy, United Nations Development Programme ...

'PNP properly beaten and battered'

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) maverick Paul Burke yesterday launched a blistering criticism of his party, saying the president and national officers “must take full responsib...

Election results 'a shocker' to many Jamaicans in US

NEW YORK, United States — Jamaicans across the United States have reacted with shock over the results of last Thursday's general election in which the ruling Jamaica Labour P...

UPDATE: JLP to file for magisterial recount in Westmoreland Eastern

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Horace Chang says the party will be requesting a magisterial recount for the Westmoreland Easte...

VIDEO: Robert Chin's triumph and the end of a dynasty

NEWPORT, Manchester — Parachuted in as a late replacement for former standard-bearer Junior Robinson who bowed out suddenly one week before nomination day, the Jamaica Labour...

Youngsters say there is no room for diehard supporters anymore

Several young people who participated in Thursday's general election have said that they hope the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) victory is an indication that people are no longer vo...

Final count for 15 constituencies underway, says EOJ

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says the final counting of ballots from the general election continues today for 15 remaining constituencies. The E...

PNP's Buchanan declared winner in Westmoreland Eastern

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The incumbent People's National Party (PNP) candidate for the Westmoreland Eastern constituency, Luther Buchanan, has been declared the winner in the ...

Charles Sr: Holness is Jamaica's best PM, ever

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr has said that the two-thirds majority won by the Jamaica Labour Party in Thursday's general election should ensure...

Crawford outlines strategy that knocked Bunting out

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The name Rhoda Moy Crawford will never be forgotten, as the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political neophyte created a big upset in Manchester Central b...

Day two of General Election final count underway — EOJ

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says the final counting of ballots for the 63 constituencies continues today. The office said that at the end of th...

JLP fans stage mock funeral procession for McNeill

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — JLP supporters in Westmoreland Western yesterday staged a mock funeral service for Dr Wykeham McNeill who lost the seat to newcomer Morland Wilson in ...

US govt welcomes Holness victory in general election in Jamaica

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States government has welcomed the victory of Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Jamaica on Thursday saying that the two countries ...

'Sweet victory' as JLP's Crawford, Chin flip Manchester constituencies

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Rhoda Moy Crawford and Robert Chin created history yesterday as they unseated their opponents in what had been consider...