Election News

All Cabinet/ministerial posts intact until PM's reappointment

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Constitution makes special provisions for the smooth transition of authority between political administrations, following a general election. C...

Wipeout!

Jamaicans returned the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to office yesterday with landslide in a general election defined by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the immense popularity of i...

Delays, but election day incident-free in St Elizabeth

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Frustrating delays for voters in the southern half marred an otherwise incident-free election in St Elizabeth, yesterday. Encouragingly, with the ...

15 first-timers on their way to Gordon House

OF the first-time candidates fielded by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) in yesterday's general election, 15 have been elected to office: 13 for...

Fanfare missing in St Andrew East Rural but voters in high spirits

THE usual fanfare surrounding polling activities was noticeably subdued in St Andrew East Rural yesterday as Jamaicans cast their ballots for the 18th time to choose a new Governme...

Wounded Comrades accuse JLP of buying election victory

THE handful of People's National Party (PNP) supporters who travelled to its Old Hope Road headquarters last night, despite early indications that it was facing a heavy defeat, wer...

Slow polling but peaceful day in Manchester

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — COVID-19 protocols were the order of the day at most polling stations visited by the Jamaica Observer yesterday in Manchester as there were mixed rep...

South Side tense after election day shooting

SECTIONS of South Side in Kingston Central were tense last night following a gun attack on a group of people sitting near the intersection of Laws Street and Foster Lane shortly af...

Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert makes it four in a row

MARISA Dalrymple-Philibert of the Jamaica Labour Party was yesterday declared the winner for the fourth time in a row for the Trelawny Southern constituency after going to battle w...

Fayval's supporters started early and had lots to celebrate

AS if the final results were already in, Labourites paraded through the streets of the St Andrew Eastern constituency celebrating two clear hours before polls closed, declaring vic...

Upset in Trelawny Northern

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Trelawny Northern Tova Hamilton yesterday ended the People's National Party's (PNP's) 31-year dominance of t...

Man killed during election celebration in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A man was stabbed and killed during election celebrations in Savanna-la-Mar about 1:50 this afternoon. Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that a gr...

PNP heavyweights left in the cold

SEVERAL of the People's National Party's (PNP) heavyweights will be absent from Parliament's Lower House when it reconvenes following last evening's historic loss to the Jamaica La...

General election results 1944-2016

1944 Total number of electors on list — 663,069 Total number of ballots cast — 389,109 Total number of rejected ballots — 39,982 Votes Jamaica Labour Party &...

Cries for water, better roads even as people vote in St Andrew West Rural

THE all familiar cry for constant water supply, better roads and increased educational opportunities was the hot topic on the lips of voters in the St Andrew West Rural constituenc...