Tag Archives: JLP

Chang and Samuda- Anti-Crime’s Latest Double Act

The recent appointment of Senator Matthew Samuda to the Jamaican cabinet post of Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security (or is it Economic Growth?) is rather odd. This is not based on Samuda’s suitability but how Prime … Continue reading

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More Drama with the PNP’s 2 Mr D.Cs: Campbell & Crawford

It came as no big surprise that Senator Damion Crawford – PNP vice president and caretaker candidate for East Portland – has walked away from his constituency role. Crawford explained that the financial pressures on his fledgling business has taken … Continue reading

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Phillips Survives Curveball from Bunting – What Happens Next?

People’s National Party’s (PNP) President, Peter Phillips (One PNP), held off a strong challenge for the leadership to defeat rival Peter Bunting (Rise United) by 1,427 (51%) votes to 1,351 (49%). Just. PNP delegates spoke on Saturday (96% turnout) and … Continue reading

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Bunting Bluffs His Leadership Bid?

Peter Bunting has decided not to challenge Peter Phillips to succeed Portia Simpson-Miller as leader of Jamaica’s People’s National Party (PNP). In his statement Bunting also felt Phillips is the right person to lead the current party of opposition. So … Continue reading

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Jamaica Labour Party Government 100+ days in Power

It seems a lot longer than 100 days since Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness was sworn in as Prime Minister – March 3 – after defeating the governing People’s National Party (PNP). Holness has declared innovation,bold and transformation … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Andrew Holness

Andrew Holness must be congratulated for leading his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to victory over the losing (governing) People’s National Party (PNP). Holness ran the better campaign. PNP’s campaign was too arrogant and sloppy. JLP went from 21 seats in 2011 … Continue reading

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Election Time in Jamaica

Tomorrow Jamaicans will vote for their next government. Will Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller’s PNP remain in power? Or will Andrew Holness finally get his first national political victory as leader of the JLP? As with any national elections economic growth is … Continue reading

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Jamaican General Elections 2016: Nomination Day

There is a general election in Jamaica on 25 February. Today was nomination day for candidates to put their names forward. This is my first general elections in Jamaica since the early 1980’s when political violence left a huge scar … Continue reading

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Will Andrew stop digging more political holes for the JLP?

Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has some serious questions and issues to consider going forward following the decision last week in Jamaica’s Supreme Court. And he needs to move fast. Now that 3 … Continue reading

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“Kojak” changes his colours

More political intrigue in Old Harbour last week. But for once the cause of the commotion was not the sitting MP Everald Warmington of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), but the local councillor, Esworth Frankson. Frankson has been the local JLP … Continue reading

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