Opposition wants Warmington replaced as acting House leader

THE Opposition is demanding that the Government appoint a leader of the House of Representatives from the Cabinet, as its members believe a lack of coordination between acting House leader Everald Warmington and the executive is hampering the work of the... Read More

It's Nomination Day for St Andrew NW, Norman Gardens by-elections
THE colourful side of Jamaican politics will be on display today as Nomination Day activities get under way for two by-elections.... Read More

I am ready, says PNP's Keisha Hayle
PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) candidate for the St Andrew North Western constituency, Keisha Hayle, is insisting that on the night of March 5, she will emerge as Member of Parliament-elect when the by-election proceedings end.... Read More

March 5 by-election
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness last night announced March 5 as the date when voters will go to the poll to elect a new Member of Parliament (MP) for the St Andrew North Western constituency. February 12 will be nomination day.... Read More

Duane working for big gain

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

WHEN eight-term Member of Parliament for St Andrew North Western, Derrick Smith, retires from representational politics, expected within three years, his son Duane wants to replace him. Read More

What's the likely future of the People's National Party?

by Paul Buchanan | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Jamaica has changed. Read More

'Sugar' Shane so salt in St Mary South Eastern

BY TROY CAINE | Sunday, November, 12 2017    

THE victory of Dr Norman Dunn and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in St Mary South Eastern on October 30 resonated nationally and lived up to the expectations of being perhaps the most exciting and the most significant by-election held in the island since adult suffrage. Read More

Another perspective on the St Mary South East by-election

BY SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

The by-election in the constituency of South East St Mary has come and gone. Dr Norman Dunn of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been declared the winner, amassing 8,176 votes, to the People's National Party's Dr Shane Alexis with 7,239 votes resulting in a majority of 937 votes for Dr... Read More

Medical operation in St Mary South Eastern

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 30 2017    

ALL eyes will be on St Mary South Eastern today where the electoral contest between the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dr Norman Dunn and the People's National Party's (PNP) Dr Shane Alexis comes to a head. Read More

A day on the campaign trail in St Mary

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Driving along the Junction main road in St Mary, it is evident that an election is imminent.The green or orange signs, banners, flags and wall art serve as clear indication that the Jamaican political machinery is in high gear. Read More

The significance of small margins in general elections since 1944

BY TROY CAINE | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

MANY people thought that Dr Winston Green's margin of five votes against Dr Norman Dunn in St Mary South Eastern in the 2016 General Election was a national record. Indeed, many had also thought that Dr Christopher Tufton's loss of the St Elizabeth South Western seat to Hugh Buchanan by only 13... Read More


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