Election News

Voting in Westmoreland Central seamless with voters observing COVID protocols

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The voting process in Westmoreland Central started off seamlessly, with voters arriving at the polling stations as early as 6:00 am. Elderly voters d...

Parties planning scaled down post-election celebrations

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The island's two major political parties seem to be planning scaled down post-election activities for this evening at their respective headquarters. Whil...

JLP landslide

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) was returned to office in today's general election, with a landslide victory that People's National Party (PNP) vice-presid...

Extremely low turnout for afternoon voting in Manchester Northern constituencies

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — After the early morning rush on most polling stations, there has so far been an extremely low afternoon turnout of electors in sections of the two north...

Strong PNP presence in St Andrew East Central

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Orange-clad supporters struck a heavy presence in sections of St Andrew East Central, as polling stations opened to mark the start of Jamaica's 18th gener...

Voters in Gordon Town fear overlap with COVID positive electors

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The growing line at the Gordon Town community centre in St Andrew east rural has barely moved for hours as electors queue in the afternoon heat, waiting ...

Venesha Phillips 'nervous' about party leader's plan to step down if PNP loses

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Andrew Eastern Venesha Phillips says a comment by party leader Dr Peter Phillips indicating his intention ...

Woman dies before voting in St Catherine West Central

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — An election day worker in the St Catherine West Central Division has confirmed to OBSERVER ONLINE that a woman died before she could place her vote fo...

Visually impaired 98-y-o woman brought to vote though unaware of election

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Ninety-eight-year-old Mildred Arnold was unsure of where she was or why she had been transported from her home to Mountain View Primary School in St Andr...

St Ann North Western candidates rally supporters

BROWN'S TOWN, St Ann — All three candidates vying for the St Ann North Western seat were actively rallying supporters when OBSERVER ONLINE patrolled the constituency during e...

'The victor is the people of Jamaica' — Holness

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the people of Jamaica as the true victors of today's general elections. He was speaking at the Jamaica Labour...

Student turns up for school at polling station

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Electors turned up early at Donald Quarrie High School in Harbour View, St Andrew to cast their votes this morning. One student turned up for classes, s...

Police ensure compliance in St Mary

ST MARY, Jamaica — As voters lined up at the Annotto Bay Primary and Infant School this morning, the security forces said they would ensure that law and order is observed and...

Slow going in St Andrew North Western

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Polls opened to low numbers on the stroke of 7:00 am today in sections of St Andrew North Western, where the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Nigel Clarke is see...

Lloyd 'Mozy' Gillings says COVID-19 has affected his voter turnout

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — With just under an hour left before the polls are closed, Lloyd 'Mozy' Gillings, People's National Party candidate for Trelawny Southern, is expressing co...