September 19, 2020

Another stalwart of Jamaica’s Opposition Party is murdered

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday February 11, 2019 – The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is grieving the loss of a second member in just a week after a former councillor was killed in her house yesterday, only eight days after one of its Members of Parliament was found dead, also at home. Marjorie ‘Madge’ Morris […]

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 […]

Turks & Caicos: PNP & PDM clash over private beach issue

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By Todeline Defralien, From SUNtv News A racist rant by a white expatriate protesting against locals using the beach in front of his beach-front property in Taylor Bay, Providenciales, has sparked national outrage and heated debate about private beaches, and ignited a verbal clash and blame-game between the two main political parties in the Turks […]

Identity and politics of our leaders

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By Donovan Watkis From Caribbean News Now I believe that any leader selected without contest by political parties and who the possibility exist for him/her to become the country’s first minister brings into question the identity of who we are as a nation. I can truly speak to the concerns of my generation and the […]

Defeated Dr. Rufus Ewing resigns as PNP leader; quits politics

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By Todeline Defralien From The Sun Turks & Caicos Former Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing has resigned as leader of the Progressive National Party (PNP) after losing his At-Large seat and leading the party to a crushing defeat in the December 15th general elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ewing made the announcement during a […]

Jamaica’s PNP admits to election unpreparedness in latest post-mortem

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By Alphea Saunders From Jamaica Observer THE People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday admitted that it made several grave errors, including snubbing the political debates and initiating a row over Andrew Holness’ house, which caused the party to lose the February 25 General Election to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). A 13-member appraisal committee that was […]

Turks and Caicos corruption trial prolonged

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From Caribbean News Now   PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — The corruption trial in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) of former government ministers and others will not be finished in 2016, according to chief prosecutor Andrew Mitchell QC. The proceedings began in December last year and were expected to last six months; however, Mitchell acknowledged that […]

Jamaica: No-confidence motion brought to NEC

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From Jamaica Gleaner ‘I’m being targeted’ – Burke claims Hanna misguided as no-confidence motion brought to NEC Claiming that he’s being “targeted”, Paul Burke, the embattled People’s National Party (PNP) general secretary, says a motion of no confidence brought against him yesterday by Region One Chairman Lisa Hanna is misguided for reasons he is refusing […]

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 […]