Election News

Rain in St James sends voters scampering for cover

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Torrential showers interrupted voting in sections of St James Southern, one of the battleground seats in today's general elections. Around 3:00 pm, the h...

'We don't want no more fishermen, we want educated persons!'

CLARENDON, Jamaica – People's National Party (PNP) supporters in the Portland Cottage division of the Clarendon South Eastern constituency are adamant that the tide must turn...

Peter confident of victory

THE major public opinion polls show his People's National Party (PNP) trailing the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) by double digits going into today's general election, but that is not ...

16% voter turnout out up to 11 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has reported that 16 per cent of eligible electors voted up to 11:00 am at polling stations across the island. ...

Its like 'EOJ was taken off guard', says St Elizabeth SW voter

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — As was the case in St Elizabeth South Eastern, electors in St Elizabeth South Western complained of having to wait "too long" to vote. "Its not that ...

Wanted man arrested after he turned up to vote

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man who was wanted for a 2019 murder in Bedward Gardens, August Town in St Andrew was arrested today after he turned up to...

Man offers goat as prize in bet between Dalrymple-Philibert and Gillings

TRELAWNY, Jamaica – In South Trelawny, Lenford 'Noisy' Forbes is offering his Blackbwoy, his ram, in a bet between Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), and...

Man killed in front of polling station in Hanover

HANOVER, Jamaica — A man was shot and killed this afternoon in the middle of the Middlesex Main Road in Hanover Western. The man has been identified just as Mr Rose of a Mid...

Woman faints while waiting to vote at Mona High

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Election day workers at the Mona High School in St Andrew Eastern scrambled to find a doctor shortly before eight this morning as a woman, who was waiting...

THE PATH TO 32: Predicting Hanover Eastern

THE EDITOR: Thirty-two seats is the minimum either of the two major political parties will need to win on September 3 to get a mandate to form the next Government. With both partie...

Phillips calls for national prayer, urges safety on election day

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips today called for the nation to be in prayer as the country prepares for tomorrow's gener...

NWC Port Maria office to be closed on election day

ST MARY, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says its office at the civic centre at 2 Hodgson Street in Port Maria will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, September 3 du...

BITU says COVID, expected rains require flexible voting hours

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) is urging employers to allow for flexibility in the time allotted to employees to exercise their democratic fr...

Call for churches to fast, pray ahead of tomorrow's election

THE Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches has called on all its member denominations and local churches to be in prayer and fasting today, ahead of the country's general election tomo...

Sit with us

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) in a recent comparative analysis of the manifestos offered by both political parties says it is looking forward to reapi...