Election News

97% of polling stations opened on time – EOJ

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Electoral Office of Jamaica is reporting that the majority of polling stations opened on time to receive electors for the general election today. At 7...

Smooth voting process in St Thomas Western

ST THOMAS, Jamaica— Most electors in the St Thomas Western constituency who spoke with the OBSERVER ONLINE this morning said the entire process took about half an hour out of...

St Ann North Western candidates optimistic

ST ANN, Jamaica — Election day organisers from both major political parties were optimistic of prevailing in St Ann North Western even as a supporter of the incumbent talked ...

'It is looking good for me and the PNP', says Haughton

ST JAMES, Jamaica — After casting his ballot this morning at the Mount Salem Junior High School, People's National Party (PNP) candidate for the St James West Central constit...

No matter the outcome, 'God is in control,' says 92-y-o St Ann SW voter

ST ANN, Jamaica — With the voting process flowing smoothly and peacefully in St Ann South Western thus far, 92-year-old Ivy Brown is urging electors to maintain the peace. B...

Krystal Tomlinson hopes to secure minimum 12,000 votes

KINGSTON, Jamaica— People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Andrew West Rural Krystal Tomlinson says she hopes to secure minimum 12,000 votes when the polls close today...

Duncan Sutherland votes as police try to control traffic in Clarendon SE

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Opposition People's National Party's Patricia Duncan Sutherland, who is facing off with Jamaica Labour Party incumbent Pearnel Charles Jr for the Cla...

Jubilance in Manchester Southern as electors vote

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Supporters of the two main political parties are in a jubilant mood here in the Manchester Southern constituency where People's National Party (PNP) inc...

Andrew predicts big win

JUST about three months after being appointed Jamaica's ninth prime minister in October 2011, Andrew Holness led his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) into the December 29 General Electio...

St James Central, Southern voters wait patiently to cast ballots

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Voting was going smoothly in St James Central and Southern and there were few if any complaints from either voters waiting patiently in lines or election ...

Even with voting challenges, Cuthbert Flynn confident

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Incumbent for St Andrew West Rural Juliet Cuthbert Flynn is brimming with confidence, and even amid some challenges being experienced in the constituency, ...

Former Reggae Boy 'Teddy' Johnson shot and injured

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica international footballer Jermaine "Teddy " Johnson is among three people shot on Law Street and Foster Lane in Kingston Central a short while ago....

Heavy showers impact afternoon turnout in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — With both parties complaining about a low voter turnout for the morning, the rain has further stalled the voting process in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Al...

'Mama D' says electoral process slow, but energy good

TRELAWNY, Jamaica— Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, JLP incumbent for South Trelawny, says she is grateful for the energy of the people, even though the electoral process is slow....

COVID-19, inclement weather no deterrent for seniors in Trelawny Northern

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Despite inclement weather, senior citizens were out in their numbers early this morning to cast ballots at several polling stations in the Falmouth Divisi...