Politics

Mottley appeals for greater regional integration

Mia Mottley came to the opening night of the Opposition People's National Party's 79th annual conference in Kingston last Thursday with an appeal for greater integration across the Caribbean, pointing to the long, sore issues of intra-regional travel and trade as two of... Read More

PNP says it's ready for by-elections
The People's National Party (PNP) said it is in a state of readiness for the much anticipated parliamentary by-elections that are expected to be announced soon.... Read More

Two PNP members eye Kellier's seat
MONTEGO BAY, St James — At least two People's National Party (PNP) members are expressing interest in replacing veteran politician Derrick Kellier in the constituency of St James Southern, should he decide to quit representational politics.... Read More

It's a Dunn deal
THE SAD and untimely passing of Dr Winston Lloyd Green, People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary South-Eastern was indeed a shock to us all. But more so the PNP, with its one-seat deficit in the Lower House,virtually created in February 2016 by the very seat that is...... Read More

Don't let them buy you, Portia appeals to delegates

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

Portia Simpson Miller Friday night told her former constituents to reject the lure of money in today's selection to determine who will replace her as the standard-bearer in the People's National Party (PNP) stronghold of St Andrew South Western. Read More

A-level battle!

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

THE big moment has arrived for councillors Audrey Smith Facey and Angela Brown Burke. Read More

Portia tells why

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

Portia Simpson Miller yesterday pushed back at critics who likened her endorsement of People's National Party (PNP) Senator Angela Brown Burke to “stabbing” Councillor Audrey Smith Facey in the back. Read More

'Portia Simpson Miller is a legend'

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

THERE was high praise for former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, whose more than 40-year tenure in politics was celebrated by the People's National Party (PNP) Women's Movement at their 44th annual conference, where she was honoured on Sunday. Read More

PNP aspirants step forward in South East St Elizabeth

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — At least four people, including former St Andrew Eastern Member of Parliament Andre Hylton, have indicated interest in the chairmanship of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) St Elizabeth South Eastern constituency organisation, impeccable sources... Read More

Give us Councillor Audrey Smith or Damion Crawford!

BY SASHA ROWE Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 19 2017    

CONSTITUENTS of St Andrew South Western have started to pick their choices to replace their beloved Portia Simpson Miller, who will retire as Member of Parliament on June 29. Read More

House welcomes Peter Phillips as Opposition leader

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 5 2017    

Newly appointed Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips was formally recognised in his new position at Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Representatives. Read More

Phillips wants timelines for public sector pension reform

BY BALFOD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 29 2017    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw is to respond to issues raised by the Opposition when the debate on the Pensions (Public Service) Act resumes in the House of Representatives next Tuesday. Read More

The last 25 years of political leadership

Michael Burke | Wednesday, March, 29 2017    

On March 30, 1992, exactly 25 years ago today, P J Patterson was sworn in as prime minister of Jamaica. A year later, to the day, the People’s National Party (PNP) won a second consecutive term in the general election of March 30, 1993. Read More



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