Politics

PNP not afraid

Senator Sandrea Falconer

INFORMATION minister, Senator Sandrea Falconer, has dismissed talk that the People's National Party (PNP) Administration is dragging its feet on the holding of local government elections out of fear that supporters may switch sides as frustration mounts among Jamaicans over the harsh economic climat ... Read More

TUFTON... we should not
have to go to courthouse to
get transparency and
accountability. Tufton decries act of taking party matters to court
FORMER Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Cabinet minister and member of Parliament Dr Christopher Tufton ha ... Read More

PRYCE... says he’s
expected to keep his seat. Pryce stands firm
LUCEA, Hanover — Embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for North East St Elizabeth, Raymond Pryc ... Read More

Holness
defends
his house Holness defends his house
Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has answered criticism of the house that he and his wife Juliet hav ... Read More

Tufton confirms 'quiet' campaign for West Central St Catherine

Saturday, June 20, 2015    

TUFTON... I have been
working and doing what I
think I need to do

FORMER Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) cabinet minister and deputy leader, Senator Christopher Tufton, confirmed Thursday that he has been quietly doing the necessary work to win the approval of the party's delegates in West Central St Catherine. However, Dr Tufton refused to comment on reports of a demonstration in the constituency by a handful of supporters of Councillor Devon Wint, who represents the Point Hill Division in the constituency. He confided to the Jamaica Observer that he has been ca ... Read More

JLP mum on bid by Hay Webster

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June 11, 2015    

(L-R) MAIR... complained of Hay Webster’s
presence in his constituency. HAY WEBSTER... I remain a committed
member of the JLP

REPRESENTATIVES of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) remained tight-lipped up to last night about unofficial reports which surfaced on Monday that Sharon Hay Webster's bid to run for the North East St Catherine seat, which is now held by party colleague Gregory Mair, has been rejected. An anonymous e-mail to the media claimed that the party's officer core and its operations council, as well as "party workers" in the constituency, unanimously dismissed the application, which was made two ... Read More

Shaw wants PAC to review OCG's reports

with Balford Henry | Sunday, June 07, 2015    

(L) SHAW... insists
that move is
necessary.
(R)
NICHOLSON...
look how many
times persons
ask questions, or
are seeking to
ask questions.

OPPOSITION spokesman on finance and planning, Audley Shaw, made an important recommendation to the International Conference on Strengthening Legislative Oversight which ended at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday. Shaw, a former minister of finance and the public service and current chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), recommended that annual reports from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) should be reviewed by the PAC. This might sound like an obvious and simple develop ... Read More

JLP names candidates in race for Baugh’s seat

Saturday, May 16, 2015    

Christopher Tufton and Kent Gammon

THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday confirmed that its Selection Committee has approved Councillor Devon Wint, Kent Gammon and Dr Christopher Tufton to seek the support to become the candidate for West Central St Catherine in the next general election. That seat has been held by Dr Ken Baugh who will not be seeking re-election. "The Labour Party has well established candidate selection procedures in place that allow for members to offer themselves for service. The three applica ... Read More



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