Politics

Don't let them buy you, Portia appeals to delegates

Portia Simpson Miller Friday night told her former constituents to reject the lure of money in today's selection to determine who will replace her as the standard-bearer in the People's National Party (PNP) stronghold of St Andrew South Western. Read More

A-level battle!
THE big moment has arrived for councillors Audrey Smith Facey and Angela Brown Burke.... Read More

Portia tells why
Portia Simpson Miller yesterday pushed back at critics who likened her endorsement of People's National Party (PNP) Senator Angela Brown Burke to “stabbing” Councillor Audrey Smith Facey in the back.... Read More

'Portia Simpson Miller is a legend'
THERE was high praise for former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, whose more than 40-year tenure in politics was celebrated by the People's National Party (PNP) Women's Movement at their 44th annual conference, where she was honoured on Sunday.... Read More

PNP aspirants step forward in South East St Elizabeth

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — At least four people, including former St Andrew Eastern Member of Parliament Andre Hylton, have indicated interest in the chairmanship of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) St Elizabeth South Eastern constituency organisation, impeccable sources... Read More

Give us Councillor Audrey Smith or Damion Crawford!

BY SASHA ROWE Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 19 2017    

CONSTITUENTS of St Andrew South Western have started to pick their choices to replace their beloved Portia Simpson Miller, who will retire as Member of Parliament on June 29. Read More

House welcomes Peter Phillips as Opposition leader

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 5 2017    

Newly appointed Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips was formally recognised in his new position at Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Representatives. Read More

Phillips wants timelines for public sector pension reform

BY BALFOD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 29 2017    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw is to respond to issues raised by the Opposition when the debate on the Pensions (Public Service) Act resumes in the House of Representatives next Tuesday. Read More

The last 25 years of political leadership

Michael Burke | Wednesday, March, 29 2017    

On March 30, 1992, exactly 25 years ago today, P J Patterson was sworn in as prime minister of Jamaica. A year later, to the day, the People’s National Party (PNP) won a second consecutive term in the general election of March 30, 1993. Read More

Keen battle expected today in Greater Portmore by-election

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 26 2017    

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Portia promises to continue helping the poor

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 26 2017    

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in her final address as president of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday urged the party to continue its mission of being the voice for the poor and voiceless. Read More

President Peter

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 26 2017    

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Peter Phillips becomes PNP President today

Saturday, March, 25 2017    

Peter David Phillips will become the fifth President of the People’s National Party by acclamation today. Read More

Portia’s legacy: She did no harm

Wednesday, March, 22 2017    

Dear Editor,It’s been said that comparisons are odious. But before the sun sets on the discourse about Portia Simpson Miller’s legacy may I offer a perspective which may be somewhat different from current chatter. Read More

‘Wheel and come again’

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 14 2017    

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