December 5, 2020

Jamaica: Opposition party selects representative to replace Simpson-Miller

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 31 2017 – The main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has selected former Mayor of Kingston, Dr Angela Brown Burke to succeed Portia Simpson Miller as Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Andrew South Western. Brown Burke, who is also a vice president of the party, secured 595 votes to […]

Jamaica: Opposition leader to demit office In April

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From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 05 2017 – Leader of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller, on Sunday announced that she will step down from the position on April 2. Simpson Miller, 71, told delegates at a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), in the central parish of […]

Jamaica: Portia signals change

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By Bert Wilkinson From Caribbean Life The Jamaican political landscape is bracing for yet another major changing of the guard because the island’s first woman prime minister and opposition leader is about to step down, opening the way for a protracted fight among the party’s top brass to replace her. Portia Simpson Miller announced a […]

The two-faced, phoney side of Jamaica’s politics

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By Christopher Burns From Jamaica Observer Phoney sells, but counterfeit politics and political practices sell even more. Nowhere is phoney politics and politicians more popular than right here in Jamaica. The governors are as guilty of phoney politics as the governed themselves are, and the double standard that accompanies the pretentiousness is remarkable, to say the […]