January 27, 2021

Jamaica: Political tensions rise over [Opposition MP] Bloomfield’s Murder

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By Romario Scott and Gareth Davis From Jamaica Gleaner Dr Lynvale Bloomfield Political tensions are rising following the death of Portland Eastern Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield as allegations swirl over possible motives behind his murder. Bloomfield, who won the seat in 2011 and 2016 on a People’s National Party (PNP) ticket, was found […]

JLP Officially Wins 2016 Elections after Recount

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From kaba35.com It’s official. The Jamaica Labour Party is to form the next government. The win was confirmed following a marathon, official count of the West St Thomas ballots at the Electoral Office of Jamaica in downtown Kingston. The JLP was confirmed the winner after James Robertson walked away with the majority votes, beating his PNP […]

PNP wins additional seat following official recount of ballots

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From Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 28, CMC – The People’s National Party (PNP) has secured another seat in the aftermath of the just concluded general election. Late Saturday, Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher said the party’s candidate in the constituency of South Eastern St. Mary, Dr. Winston Green, was officially declared the winner of […]

Dozens injured in shooting and stampede at political rally in Jamaica

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday February 24, 2016 – A shooting followed by a stampede at a mass rally of the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) last night has left more than 35 people injured, including two children. Lawmen have indicated that so far there is no evidence to suggest that the gunplay which sparked […]

SSP McGregor: Schoolboys among 4 suspects in JLP motorcade shooting

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From Jamaica Observer ST JAMES, Jamaica — Four suspects believed to have been involved in Tuesday’s attack on a Jamaica Labour Party motorcade, which made its way through the Flanker community in St James, have been identified. Head of the St James Division Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor told OBSERVER ONLINE that two schoolboys […]

Constitutional reform and political violence

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By Mario Boothe From Caribbean News Now My grandmother, affectionately called Mama, often when an election is imminent recalls her younger days having lived through the 70s before now called ‘bloody general election of 1980s’ and the immediate aftermath. Mama had packed her bags and headed to the urban capital of Kingston trying to escape […]

Unpleasant dance with CCJ by Jamaica and T&T

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By Rickey Singh From Jamaica Observer Some 52 years after Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago formally severed the colonial relationship with Britain, they maintain a strange preference for the Privy Council in London as their final appellate institution instead of the Port of Spain-based CCJ. IT was a significant coincidence for reflection that the day […]

Tufton announces plans to quit Jamaica politics

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From Caribbean360 Tufton, who also announced his resignation as chairman of the West St. Elizabeth constituency, said he had communicated his position to the JLP leader, Andrew Holness and the party’s executive members. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday January 29, 2014, CMC – Former government minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, regarded as one of the more influential members […]