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JAMAICA | Andrew Holness, four ministers sworn in, Chang Deputy PM

KINGSTON, September 7, 2020 – Jamaica Labour party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness in the wake of his 48-15 seat victory over its rival Peoples National Party, (PNP), in Thursday’s general elections, was today sworn-in for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister of Jamaica. Four key ministers in the Holness Cabinet have also been sworn-in.

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JAMAICA | JLP defeats PNP in Shocking 49-14 victory

KINGSTON, September 4, 2020 - In a landslide victory, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, JLP was returned to power in yesterday’s general elections, winning 49 seats to the People’s National Party’s fourteen out of the 63 parliamentary seats that were up for grabs.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Politics

JAMAICA | Gov't Tightens Curfew Measures Amid Rise in Covid-19 Cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica August 21, 2020- In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being experienced in Jamaica over the past few days, the Government has implemented new curfew measures for some parishes amid the spike in the cases which some health professionals are calling the second wave.

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JAMAICA | 98 New COVID-19 Cases, Gov't Could call off elections If.......

KINGSTON, August 20, 2020 - If Jamaica continue to record more corona virus cases at a rate which threatens the country’s ability to respond, the government says it could call off the General Election if the current spike in COVID-19 cases poses a threat to national security.

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  • Countries Jamaica
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JAMAICA | Holness wants Politically Motivated Crimes to be Classified as Hate Crimes

KINGSTON, August 20, 2020 -   The leaders of Jamaica's major political parties have appealed for an end to political violence, confrontation and intimidation, as they signed the political code of conduct which governs the actions of legitimate political parties in Jamaica. It stipulates eight principles – non-violence and non-intimidation, safety of private and public property, avoidance of confrontation, public utterances, freedom of access, avoidance of defacing of buildings and installation, code of ethics, and political tribalism.

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JAMAICA | PNP Refutes Holness accusation of confrontation

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, August 19, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) is rejecting as baseless the assertion by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the Party is pushing a strategy of confrontation in the ongoing election campaign.  

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