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MONTEGO BAY, St James - Members of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA), organisers of Western Championships, have given their backing for the staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships next year, but... Read More

JLP's Portland push
After comprehensive victories in the September 3 General Election, the husband and wife team of Daryl and Ann-Marie Vaz have now set their sights on leading their councillors to a clean sweep of all nine divisions in the Portland Municipal Corporation.... Read More

PNP, JLP diehards in Portland Eastern stand by candidates
AHEAD of Thursday's general election, the Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of Portland Eastern, where the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz, and the People's National Party's (PNP) Purcell Jackson are expected to face off.... Read More

Good grade for Vaz but Portland Eastern farmers, youth want more
WHILE acknowledging that Portland Eastern has seen improvements since incumbent for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz took charge of the constituency a little over 16 months ago, some residents are calling for better Internet access and more opportunities for farmers and young...... Read More

'Action Ann' eager to continue working in Portland Eastern

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 31 2020    

TIME, this is what the incumbent for Portland Eastern, the Jamaica Labour Party's Ann-Marie Vaz, says is her biggest challenge ahead of Thursday's general election. Read More

Portland Eastern: How electors voted 1989-2019

Monday, August, 31 2020    

February 9, 1989PNP — Sam Lawrence: 8,799JLP — Dennis Wright: 6,426Registered voters: 20,644Voter turnout: 74.23%---------------------------------------------------March 30, 1993 Read More

Police say slain St Ann gangster linked to 15 murders

Saturday, August, 22 2020    

THE police high command has lauded investigators who tracked one of Jamaica's most notorious gangsters, 34-year-old Orlando Chambers. Read More

COVID lockdown or not, St Thomas Western in full election mode

BY CANDIECE KNIGHT Staff reporter knightc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

DESPITE not being able to host weddings, funerals, entertainment or civic services in St Thomas for at least another 14 days, the hotly contested St Thomas Western constituency is in full election mode. Read More

Alexis thinks second time's the charm, but Dunn unwavering

BY KELLARAY MILES Staff reporter milesj@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

AFTER a large show of support for him on nomination day, People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Mary South Eastern Dr Shane Alexis has said that, unlike the by-election contested three years ago, his chance of winning the seat is much better now. Read More

Clarendon North Central general election results 1989-2016

Monday, August, 10 2020    

1989Errol Dunkley (JLP) 6,429Nicholas Batcher (PNP) 4,895Margin 1,5341997George Lyn (PNP) 5,674Pearnel Charles Sr (JLP) 5,194Margin 4802002 Read More

Multi-purpose courts at Buckfield Playfield renovated

Monday, August, 10 2020    

The basketball and multi-purpose courts at Buckfield Playfield, located in the heart of Ocho Rios, have been renovated to better serve residents across the parish of St Ann. Read More

St Mary SE tell why Dunn should win

Monday, August, 3 2020    

The Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of St Mary South East where sitting MP Dr Norman Dunn (JLP) is being challenged by . Residents were asked: “Why should your party's candidate win the upcoming election?” Here is how they responded: Read More

Dunn lists accomplishments in St Mary SE

Monday, August, 3 2020    

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — Sitting Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn is the first to concede that he hasn't completed all the tasks he set out to do in the constituency in his near three years in the seat. However, he says they are high on his to-do list if... Read More

Voting patterns in St Mary SE since 1989

Monday, August, 3 2020    

YEAR JLP PNP NDM UPP1989 Alva Ross 6,476 Harry Douglas 7,3191993 Alva Ross 5,342 Harry Douglas 5,7551997 Don Creary 4,976 Harry Douglas 6,470 Lorane Ferguson 556 Read More

'Soupy' at work

Friday, July, 17 2020    

James McPherson, more popularly known as “Soupy”, prepares to share a cup of soup from his pot in Yallahs, St Thomas, yesterday.(Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More


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