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Woman power

THE emergence of more women in the political process has been met with positive responses from professionals of the same gender, who also believe that more should be done to further encourage their broader participation. Read More

VIDEO: PNP's dangerous dozen
To suggest to any woman set to represent the party that gave Jamaica its first, and only woman prime minister — Portia Simpson Miller — that she is being nominated as a token by the People's National Party (PNP) is like a declaration of war.... Read More

VIDEO: Powerful & prepared
With the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ringing its own bell for its decision to select a record 19 women to contest the September 3 General Election, some critics have charged that the women, particularly the newcomers, are being used as tokens and being placed in seats the party does not...... Read More

Trade unionist against election during pandemic
PRESIDENT of the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) Vincent Morrison says he is opposed to a general election in the midst of the country's struggle with the COVID-19 crisis, but that the organisation would support any party which prioritises the rights of...... Read More

War of words

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 13 2020    

CO-CAMPAIGN director of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Peter Bunting has reduced the stewardship of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to one rife with public relations (PR) and looting, but chairman of the JLP's PR committee Matthew Samuda has shot back, insisting... Read More

Parties agree on code of conduct for Sept 3 election

Thursday, August, 13 2020    

THE country's political parties yesterday agreed on a code of conduct for campaigning leading up to the September 3 General Election in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Dalley undaunted in Clarendon Northern

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 13 2020    

HORACE Dalley, the self-styled “Gangster For Life”, has scoffed at claims that his Clarendon Northern seat is one of those the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will take from the People's National Party (PNP) when the votes are counted on September 3. Read More

MoBay chamber calls for proper COVID protocols, peaceful polls

Thursday, August, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Janet Silvera says the organisation is hoping that adequate measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of citizens during the election campaign and on election... Read More


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