Jamaica Election 2016 - As It Happens

by Wellesley
(Jamaica)


Update: The Jamaica Labour Party won the elections! Read more here




Thanks for the warm reception and appreciation to the article I shared on our elections here recently.

But now, I am even more motivated :-), and will be sharing with you, what I call, 'as it happens' news and reports on the ground here in Jamaica.

It's turning out to be a ding dong battle, and I want to keep you in the know.

So please stay tuned to this page for all your election 2016 information, 'as it happens'.

And if you are in Jamaica, please join us in our coverage, share your observations/reports as well.

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Feb 25, 2016
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The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Triumphs
by: Wellesley

The JLP has won the elections!

Read our report here.

Feb 25, 2016
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Update at 9:10PM
by: Wellesley

34-29 JLP Leading PNP at 9:00pm

Feb 25, 2016
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Polls Close @5:00PM
by: Wellesley

...and the boxes are now been counted. So far, 51% JlP, PNP 49%.

Stay tuned.

EOJ reports, 40% of the electorate voted at 3:00pm

Feb 25, 2016
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Put God First
by: Claudette

Irrespective of individual & personal opinions, wants & desires, Jamaica remains a Praying Country.

And The TRUE & Living God is still in control. God does care about His People & will put in place the one whom He sees fit to lead Jamaica during this Season.

Once we put God first, all else will be added. Put Him first, and bottom line, when you wake up tomorrow morning, it will not matter that much to you who is in power.

It will be one or the other, and your life will go on. You will continue to go to work & will continue to pay bills.

Most importantly, accept Christ as your Lord & Savior. And don't forget to Love God with all your heart, soul, and might & (to LIVE IT) & to teach it to the children; that they may do the same & will pass it down through the generations!!

My prayers for Jamaica
Shalom
CMC

Feb 25, 2016
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Di Latest - In Tweets!!
by: Wellesley

And here are the very latest via Twitter!

Feb 25, 2016
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Afternoon Update
by: Wellesley

2:00PM: According to a Gleaner report, both major political parties are pleased with how the voting process is proceeding. More


Feb 25, 2016
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peace.
by: Anonymous

Jamaica land we love may god grace be with you all on this day peace and love ,

Feb 25, 2016
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The world is watching you Jamaica.
by: Microdac Videos

Who knew that the tiny island country of Jamaica would be an inspiration worldwide? Everything Jamaica does is scrutinized by the world. We have become a model for so many. We are watching you Jamaica!

Feb 25, 2016
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Voters
by: Sydney

This is a very IMPORTANT and serious Elections, and I do hope that all Jamaicans go out and exercise their rights, Please go out and do your part to help Jamaica become a better country.

Feb 25, 2016
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Re: Election
by: Patrice

Good morning,

Hello world! hello Jamaica. Well coming into Kingston for work from Portmore it was a smooth sailing. The place was like a ghost town. Heard of gun shots firing in Spanish Town but here in Papine is quiet right now. Thank you

Feb 25, 2016
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Election Day
by: Darlene LeoGrande

Oh...upsetting to hear this news in Hanover. I'll be arriving there tomorrow. Just praying for a peaceful election.

Feb 25, 2016
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ramble hanover
by: Wellesley

7:33AM: Most voting centers up and running. A glitch in Ramble, Hanover though. The voting station was burnt down. The authorities are making alternate arrangements. (RJR news)

Feb 25, 2016
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Election Day
by: Wellesley

7:00am: After a period of intense campaigning, both political parties are now confident of victory a the polls today.

The polls are now open and from all indications, it is smooth voting so far.

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This is the 17th general election since the introduction of Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944, extending voting rights to all adults, irrespective of race, sex or social class.

A total of 152 candidates have been nominated to face the electorate – 63 from the People’s National Party (PNP); 63 from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP); 7 candidates from the National Democratic Movement (NDM); 9 from other parties; and 10 independent candidates.

Some 1.82 million Jamaicans are registered to vote.

Stay tuned...

Feb 23, 2016
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Where To Vote
by: Wellesley

Remember you can find out if you are on the voters lis and where exactly to vote at this link.

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