Political News

JLP supporters upset with Ken Baugh

Another group of Jamaica Labour Party supporters is upset with the leadership of the party.JLP supporters in the Red Hills Division in St. Catherine are upset about the selection process for the replacement of a local government representative.The residents staged a protest Monday morning, demanding answers from Dr. Ken Baugh, their Member of Parliament. Disgruntled Jamaica Labour [...]

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Duane Smith – candidate for Chancery Hall Division

Newcomer, Duane Smith  is the new candidate for North West St. Andrew’s Chancery Hall Division.The Chancery Hall Division as a result of recent boundary configurations is now a part of the North West St. Andrew constituency, the seat held by the JLP’s undefeated Derrick Smith, father of the new candidate.The new Chancery Hall division consists [...]

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Campaigning intensifies ahead of Local Government Elections

Jamaicans are scheduled to go to the polls in less than a week to elect Parish Council representatives.The island’s two main political parties are preparing to deploy additional teams to drum up support as they embark on the final phase of campaigning.The People’s National Party (PNP) says the final week of  its campaign will involve [...]

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JLP Area Council 4 Secretariat to meet today

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Dr. Christopher Tufton ( file photo Jamaica Gleaner)  The senior leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party, JLP in St. Elizabeth is to meet today to prevent any major fallout among its supporters following a fiery demonstration on the weekend in the Southfield division. The supporters took to the streets to voice their disapproval of a reported [...]

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JLP caretaker for SW Clarendon to step aside

The Jamaica Labour Party will soon have to find a new caretaker for the constituency of  South West Clarendon.The post is to become vacant in another two weeks as the current caretaker, Joel Williams, has signalled that he will be stepping aside.Mr. Williams was nominated to run as the candidate in the Denbigh Division in [...]

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Cabinet two day retreat February 2-3, 2012

Cabinet will be locked in a two-day retreat at Jamaica House beginning today, Thursday Feb. 2. During the retreat members will reportedly discuss, among other things, the economic programme, the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) and details of the Jamaica Employ Programme.Information Minister Sandrea Falconer, says JEEP will be rolled out later this month, and that [...]

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Political commentator questions some shadow cabinet appointments

Political Commentator, Dr. Paul Ashley, is questioning the reasoning behind some of the assigned portfolios in the Shadow Cabinet.Dr. Ashley believes the 16-member slate of shadow spokespersons is of reasonable size but says the composition of some areas requires explanation.“One cannot understand the portfolio named poverty reduction, historically the JLP was always about so called [...]

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Dr. Chang says no to post of Chairman

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Dr. Horace Chang ( file photo Jamaica Gleaner) Member of Parliament for North West St. James Dr. Horace Chang says he will not be seeking to replace outgoing Chairman Mike Henry.Dr Chang says his energy is now entirely focused on the upcoming local Government Election to place the party in a good position.When pressed about [...]

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St Catherine political row

  Another political row has developed in the ranks of Jamaica Labour Party, JLP. This time between Central St. Catherine MP Olivia “Babsy” Grange and the outgoing Councillor for the Ensom City Division, Hopeton Rose. Ms Grange has reportedly publicly criticized Mr. Rose’s stewardship in the division. Ms. Grange stated last week in sections of the media that [...]

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Former Finance Minister describes criticism of JLP administration as “misleading,sensational and political”

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw, has described criticism leveled at the previous Government by Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips as “misleading, sensational and political.” According to Mr. Shaw, Dr. Phillips did so without first seeking to ensure the accuracy of information that he was providing to the public.Mr. Shaw also denied accusations by Dr. [...]

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