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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 29, 2016

New Polls Loom – Razor-Thin Majority Expected To Force Next Government Into Early Elections. Jamaica seems set to return to the polls in very short order, with indications that either of the two major parties that crawls out of last Thursday’s

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 24, 2016

Schools To Close, But Buses To Roll Tomorrow. Schools across the country will be closed tomorrow, public transportation will roll out as usual, though progressively slower, and commercial activities are expected to be less than brisk in some places… Read more

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The History Of General Elections In Jamaica – Part 4

Jamaicans are gearing up to head to the polls for the island’s 17th general parliamentary election on February 25. Each week, we will be taking a look back at the previous elections that have helped shape the Jamaica we know

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 12, 2016

‘Backward Step’ – NIA Head Urges PNP To Participate In National Debates. Describing the decision by the People’s National Party (PNP) not to participate in the national debates as a backward step for democracy, Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 11, 2016

PNP By Default? – Study Shows Undecided Tired Of Ruling Party But No Love For The JLP. The People’s National Party (PNP) could return to form the Government almost by default, after the votes are counted on February 25, as a

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#JaVotes2016 – Women In The Running: The PNP

The calls for the inclusion of more women in the political arena have intensified in recent weeks, as the nation draws closer and closer to the date of its 18th general parliamentary election. Some organisations have even called for a

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 9, 2016

#JaVotes2016: Ready, Set… General Election Candidates To Be Nominated Today. The two major political parties are confident that no additional surprises will be sprung when their representatives and supporters venture into the 63 constituencies across Jamaica today to nominate their standard-bearers…

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 8, 2016

My Heart Is Heavy – Holness Shocked Following Shooting Deaths At JLP MoBay Meeting. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has expressed shock and “heartfelt sadness” at the tragic deaths of three Jamaica Labour supporters and the injury of two others on Sunday

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 5, 2016

White Out, Wright In – PNP Replaces Embattled North Trelawny Standard Bearer. Agronomist Victor Wright has been selected to replace John-Paul White who has stepped aside as the People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for Northern Trelawny… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com ‘PNP’

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 4, 2016

Andrew’s Big Plan – JLP Leader Outlines Prosperity Programme Ahead Of Election. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness last night planned to present to Jamaica a 10-plank programme he promised would catapult the nation from “poverty to prosperity”… Read more

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