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). Read 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.... Read 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. ... Read More

North-easterners speak on local government
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Candidates sign code of conduct but breaches continue

Sunday, November, 20 2016   

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. Read More

Independent candidate Wint confident he’ll win Malvern Division

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Observer staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 19 2016   

Mervyn Wint has become quite familiar with the signing of the political code of conduct. Thursday marked the second time this year that he affixed his signature to the document. Read More

Newcomers say they’re answering the people’s call in St Thomas

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Observer staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 19 2016   

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Independent candidate withdraws

Wednesday, November, 16 2016   

MARLON Mitchell, the independent candidate for the Bellefield Division in Manchester Central, has formally withdrawn his candidacy from the 2016 Local Government Elections, the Electoral Office of Jamaica has said. Read More

Nomination day in central Jamaica

Monday, November, 14 2016   

Member of Parliament for Clarendon South East Rudyard Spencer is confident of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) sweep of the four divisions in his constituency come the local gonernment elections on November 28. Read More

Outgoing mayor of Mandeville says council must continue good work

Sunday, November, 13 2016   

Mandeville, Manchester — After 18 years as a parish councillor, including the last nine years as mayor of Mandeville, Brenda Ramsay is walking away from representational politics. Read More

Nordeen McKenzie wants to unseat mayor, but Mathison confident

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 13 2016   

Nordeen McKenzie has taken the "bold move" to rectify what she says has gone wrong in the Bath Division of the St Thomas Parish Council. Read More

Trump victory influences local government vibe in St Thomas

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 12 2016   

The surprise win for President-elect Donald Trump in the United States presidential election seemed to have energised candidates vying for positions in the St Thomas Parish Council. Read More

Khajeel Mais’ mom running on PNP ticket

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 11 2016   

ALLANA Mais, mother of Khajeel Mais, who was murdered in July 2011, said yesterday that she was not seeking to gain political advantage from her son’s murder trial. Read More

JLP predicts 9 of 13 seats in St Mary; PNP says it will retain council

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 11 2016   

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