In a remarkable demonstration of unity and dedication to democratic principles, the Mayberry Foundation, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), Stewarts Automotive Group, and WISYNCO have joined forces, collectively pledging an extraordinary sum of $2 million to amplify the endeavours of Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE).

Thursday, 28 September 2023 16:06

Getting Ready: EOJ recruiting election workers

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There is every indication that the country is fast approaching a major national election, as the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has indicated that it has started recruiting Election Day workers for upcoming and future elections and referenda.

Monday, 18 September 2023 11:44

Golding wants to cut all ties with Colonialism

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In a charged atmosphere on Sunday, People’s National Party (PNP) President Mark Golding electrified the base of the opposition party, unrepentantly declaring his intent to push back hard against pressure from opponents as the organisation claws its way from the political wilderness.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023 14:29

Babsy lashes Golding over slavery skit

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Culture Minister Olivia "Babsy" Grange on Tuesday reprimanded Opposition Leader Mark Golding for his involvement in a slavery skit mounted at the People's National Party (PNP) St Andrew Southern constituency conference on Sunday, describing it as disrespectful of the country's ancestors and an affront to the entire nation.

It was a bittersweet send-off on Sunday for Dr Peter Phillips in the constituency of East Central St Andrew, which he has anchored for the past 29 years.

Dennis Meadows, a former Jamaica Labour Party candidate for Trelawny North, was selected on Sunday as the candidate for the People's National Party in the same constituency for the the next parliamentary election. 
Friday, 01 September 2023 10:57

'My mind is not on elections,' says PM Holness

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In brushing aside speculation in recent weeks that an early general election or local government election could be on the horizon, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that his focus is on ensuring that vulnerable Jamaicans start to feel the positive effects of the current economic stability.

Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member turned People's National Party (PNP) member, Dr Ryan Simpson, has declared that that he hates politics because he believes local politicians have weaponised it to turn citizens against each other.

Businessman and promoter of the Boston Jerk Festival, Colin ‘Shaka Fame’ Bell, has been chosen as the standard-bearer for the People's National Party (PNP) in Portland Eastern in the next general election.

Tuesday, 04 July 2023 14:11

Golding declares PNP’s best is yet to come

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Opposition Leader Mark Golding is claiming that a revamped and refreshed People’s National Party (PNP) is becoming increasingly appealing to Jamaicans and that the party’s surge in favourability in its recently commissioned Don Anderson poll is a signal of that interest.

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 15:40

PNP ahead of the JLP in latest party-funded poll

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The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is ahead of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) by just over five percentage points, according to a PNP-commissioned Don Anderson poll, expanding its lead since the February polls.

The findings of the opinion poll, released Tuesday, indicated that 30.2 per cent of electors would mark their ballots for the PNP, while 25 per cent indicated a preference for the JLP.

The poll was conducted between June 8 and June 14 among 1,012 respondents. The margin of error was not revealed.

The voter intent for the PNP has increased by 2.1 per cent, when compared to 28.1 per cent who picked the political party in the last PNP-commissioned opinion poll in February 2023.

However, the voter intent for the JLP declined by 2.9 per cent as against the 27.9 per cent who sided with the JLP in the survey done in February. 

The results of the June opinion poll relative to the party standings are in stark contrast to the poll findings of June 2022, which showed the JLP being the preferred choice of 34 per cent of those polled, while the PNP had received 18 per cent of the nod of those interviewed.

In another area canvassed in the latest Don Anderson poll, 47.6 per cent of respondents said the JLP-led Government does not deserve a second term, as opposed to 31.6 per cent who said they deserved another term.

Approximately 20.8 per cent of respondents were not sure. 

Commenting on the latest poll findings, Opposition Leader and PNP President Mark Golding said he was encouraged by the results. However, he said the party would not be "complacent" as it continues its candidate selection exercise.

"It's a good day for us, where we enjoy a substantial lead outside of the margin of error," declared Golding, adding that the PNP's work on the ground continues.

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