One PNP set to 'Rise' united

CALLS for a tone down of the vulgar and rude rhetoric which has so far sullied the People's National Party's (PNP) presidential race have largely been ignored, but the leadership of both camps remain convinced that this will not prevent the party from coming back together after the... Read More

Nomination time
A show of force is expected from both camps as the People's National Party (PNP) leadership race hits top gear today with the formal nomination of the candidates on what is the final day for individuals to be put forward to contest the September 7 election.... Read More

Holness: No 'buy-election'
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has rubbished claims that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), which he leads, engaged in vote-buying to secure victory in the Portland Eastern by-election.... Read More

Phillips blames media, pollsters
OPPOSITION Leader and People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips is ripping into the media and pollsters, claiming they contributed to the party's loss in the Portland Eastern parliamentary by-election last week Thursday.... Read More


Sunday, April, 7 2019    

Triumphant Jamaica Labour Party candidate in Portland Eastern Ann- Marie Vaz is escorted to the polling station in Fairy Hill by Clarendon Municipal Corporation councillor, Joel Williams. Read More


Sunday, April, 7 2019    

Attorney-at-law and People's National Party candidate for Portland Western,Valeria Neita Robertson listens as a  PNP supporter speaks with a policeman on by-election day in Portland Eastern last Thursday. Read More

By-election drives small business sales in Port Antonio

BY KARENA BENNETT Observer staff reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 5 2019    

Some small businesses in Port Antonio reported good sales as jubilant supporters of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People's National Party (PNP) took to the streets from as early as 6:00 am yesterday to kick off the battle for the Portland Eastern seat. Read More


Friday, April, 5 2019    

Ann-Marie Vaz, the Jamaica Labour Party's candidate in yesterday's by-election, isall smiles in Portland Eastern amid supporters. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Portland Eastern election history

Thursday, April, 4 2019    

THE constituency of Portland Eastern extends from a point where the Guava River crosses the St Thomas/Portland parish boundary at Macuna Hill, easterly along the St Thomas/Portland parish boundary to the sea coast to the mouth of the Rio Grande at St Margaret's Bay and along the Rio... Read More

This is it!

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 4 2019    

WEEKS of campaigning, millions of dollars spent, scores of public meetings and charges and counter-charges have all ended. Read More

Vaz: I'm ready to change lives

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) candidate in the Portland Eastern by-election Ann-Marie Vaz says she is ready to change the lives of constituents if elected on April 4. Read More

Crawford wants to adjust mindset of 'gem' Portland

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

DAMION Crawford, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) candidate for the Portland Eastern by-election, has tasked himself with changing the mindset of constituents in the relatively safe seat for his party. Read More

Portland's prize fight

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

Candidates in the April 4 by-election to fill the vacancy in Portland Eastern have spoken frankly about their plans for the constituency following elaborate Nomination Day activities last Friday. Read More


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