Election News

31% voter turnout at 2:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting that a total 30.67 per cent of eligible electors had voted up to 2:00 pm, based on reports coming from ...

Transport Authority temporarily closes Lakes Pen, Lyndhurst Road pounds

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority is advising that its Lakes Pen and Lyndhurst Road pound locations will be closed to the public tomorrow and will reopen for busine...

DECISION DAY

After months of unofficial campaigning and three weeks of the official election campaign it is now up to Jamaicans to decide whether the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) or the People's...

Voter turnout good despite fears of violence in St Catherine EC — Terrelonge

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Incumbent Member of Parliament for St Catherine East Central Alando Terrelonge says he is pleased with voter turnout in the constituency, despite fear...

Labourites cry sabotage in Portland Cottage

CLARENDON, Jamaica—Tension is running high in the Portland Cottage area of the Clarendon South Eastern constituency, which is being contested by the People's National Party's...

'All things are quiet' in St Elizabeth SE, reports senior cop

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — There were no reports of unseemly incidents as people cast their votes in St Elizabeth South Eastern earlier today. "All things are quiet," Deputy Su...

Extra care among voters near quarantined Clarendon SE community

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Voters and election day workers at the Freetown Primary School in Clarendon South Eastern which is some five minutes away from the quarantined Sandy Bay ...

'Do not allow the euphoria of the political day to get the better of you'

HEAD of the National Road Safety Unit (NRSU) Kenute Hare is cautioning road users against recklessness on the island's roads today as Jamaicans go to the polls in the country's 18t...

An upbeat Bartlett aiming to go five straight in St James EC

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Incumbent Member of Parliament for the St James East Central constituency, Edmund Bartlett of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is oozing much confidence tha...

Thousands of cops deployed for election duties

THOUSANDS of Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members, including administrative staff, were yesterday assigned to general election duties across the island, head of the JCF's Corpo...

Phillips to step down if PNP loses election

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Peter Phillips will step down as Peoples National Party president and ultimately Member of Parliament, should the PNP lose today's general election. D...

Winning party could have challenges with crowd control tonight

THE country's two main political parties are struggling to come up with a plan to contain supporters later this evening should either emerge the victor of what is expected to be a ...

COVID protocols lead to slow voting at Mineral Heights Primary in Clarendon SE

CLARENDON, Jamaica —The observation of COVID-19 protocols has resulted in slow voting at the Mineral Heights Primary School in Clarendon South Eastern, one of the key battleg...

Three ITA depots being used as polling stations today

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) says regular operations have been suspended at three of its depots, which will be used as polling stations in today's g...

Chang says turn out for party in west excellent

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the St James North Western constituency, Dr Horace Chang, who is also the general secretary of the part...