House welcomes Peter Phillips as Opposition leader

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
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
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

Keen battle expected today in Greater Portmore by-election
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Portia promises to continue helping the poor

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 26 2017   

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in her final address as president of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday urged the party to continue its mission of being the voice for the poor and voiceless. Read More

President Peter

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 26 2017   

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Peter Phillips becomes PNP President today

Saturday, March, 25 2017   

Peter David Phillips will become the fifth President of the People’s National Party by acclamation today. Read More

Portia’s legacy: She did no harm

Wednesday, March, 22 2017   

Dear Editor,It’s been said that comparisons are odious. But before the sun sets on the discourse about Portia Simpson Miller’s legacy may I offer a perspective which may be somewhat different from current chatter. Read More

‘Wheel and come again’

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 14 2017   

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Stifling budget debate deliberately?

Wednesday, February, 22 2017   

Dear Editor,Is the Government so unsure of its economic policies that it is prepared to stifle debate? Read More

PNP Comrades show support for Phillips

BY JAVENE SKYERS Staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 12 2017   

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My father is my strength, Connoly says of dad Kenneth Black

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 12 2017   

The daughter of one of Jamaica’s most-talked-about individuals has singled out her father for being the guiding light in her quest to achieve political success. Read More

Acting President Black wants to rebrand, revamp PNPYO

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobser er.com | Saturday, February, 11 2017   

The fourth woman to lead the Opposition People’s National Party’s Youth Organisation, Connoly Black wants to rebrand and revamp the movement, even as she has, realistically, only five months to do so. Read More


BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 11 2017   

President-designate of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has dismissed arguments that he struck a deal with outgoing party President Portia Simpson Miller in order to have a smooth passing of the leadership baton. Read More

Portia expected to announce exit route today

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 4 2017   

President of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller is expected to announce a timetable for her departure as head of the 79-year-old political party today. Read More


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