Election 2016 News

JLP will take 9 councils, PNP 5

THE final count of ballots from divisions contested in Monday’s local government election show that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will end up controlling nine councils to five for the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP). The JLP had ...more

Battle for the West

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The two major political parties are brimming with confidence of gaining control of the majority of parish councils across western Jamaica in tomorrow’s local government election. Deputy leader in charge of the rulin ...more

4,837 can’t vote

THOUSANDS of electors will not be allowed to vote for mayor in the Portmore Municipal Council, next Monday, based on this week’s Supreme Court ruling that elections be held using the 2003 boundaries. The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), which too ...more

North-easterners speak on local government

Ahead of the November 28 Local Government elections, the Jamaica Observer North and East team visited sections of St Mary, Portland and St Thomas to find out from residents in these areas what local government means to them? Here are their responses. ...more

Candidates sign code of conduct but breaches continue

POLITICAL Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown will today continue the programme of formal signing of agreement of the political code of conduct leading up to the local government poll, with candidates for the 40 Corporate Area divisions this morning. The signi ...more

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