Politics

Duane working for big gain

WHEN eight-term Member of Parliament for St Andrew North Western, Derrick Smith, retires from representational politics, expected within three years, his son Duane wants to replace him. Read More

What's the likely future of the People's National Party?
Jamaica has changed. ... Read More

'Sugar' Shane so salt in St Mary South Eastern
THE victory of Dr Norman Dunn and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in St Mary South Eastern on October 30 resonated nationally and lived up to the expectations of being perhaps the most exciting and the most significant by-election held in the island since adult suffrage.... Read More

Another perspective on the St Mary South East by-election
The by-election in the constituency of South East St Mary has come and gone. Dr Norman Dunn of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been declared the winner, amassing 8,176 votes, to the People's National Party's Dr Shane Alexis with 7,239 votes resulting in a majority of 937 votes for Dr...... Read More

Medical operation in St Mary South Eastern

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 30 2017    

ALL eyes will be on St Mary South Eastern today where the electoral contest between the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dr Norman Dunn and the People's National Party's (PNP) Dr Shane Alexis comes to a head. Read More

A day on the campaign trail in St Mary

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Driving along the Junction main road in St Mary, it is evident that an election is imminent.The green or orange signs, banners, flags and wall art serve as clear indication that the Jamaican political machinery is in high gear. Read More

The significance of small margins in general elections since 1944

BY TROY CAINE | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

MANY people thought that Dr Winston Green's margin of five votes against Dr Norman Dunn in St Mary South Eastern in the 2016 General Election was a national record. Indeed, many had also thought that Dr Christopher Tufton's loss of the St Elizabeth South Western seat to Hugh Buchanan by only 13... Read More

Mottley appeals for greater regional integration

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Sunday Observer staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Mia Mottley came to the opening night of the Opposition People's National Party's 79th annual conference in Kingston last Thursday with an appeal for greater integration across the Caribbean, pointing to the long, sore issues of intra-regional travel and trade as two of... Read More

PNP says it's ready for by-elections

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Sunday Observer staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

The People's National Party (PNP) said it is in a state of readiness for the much anticipated parliamentary by-elections that are expected to be announced soon. Read More

Two PNP members eye Kellier's seat

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — At least two People's National Party (PNP) members are expressing interest in replacing veteran politician Derrick Kellier in the constituency of St James Southern, should he decide to quit representational politics. Read More

It's a Dunn deal

BY TROY CAINE | Sunday, September, 3 2017    

THE SAD and untimely passing of Dr Winston Lloyd Green, People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary South-Eastern was indeed a shock to us all. But more so the PNP, with its one-seat deficit in the Lower House,virtually created in February 2016 by the very seat that is... Read More

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

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

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!

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

THE big moment has arrived for councillors Audrey Smith Facey and Angela Brown Burke. Read More

Portia tells why

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

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



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