Colourman’s challenge fizzles as Garth Wilkinson retains Falmouth Division

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Garth Wilkinson wins Falmouth Division Courtney ‘Colourman’ Fowler (JLP) was demolished by incumbent Garth Wilkinson (PNP) in the battle for the Falmouth Council Division in the Local Government Elections yesterday. Much was expected from Fowler, as he appeared to be making inroads into Falmouth. In the end, he was beaten by 1007 votes. In fact,...

OFFICIAL RESULTS: JLP retakes the Trelawny Parish Council from the PNP

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JLP retakes the Trelawny Parish Council from the PNP The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has retaken the Trelawny Parish Council from the People’s National Party (PNP). The JLP won the council by 6-3. The JLP last held the council from 2003-2012. In 2012, the PNP took over after an island-wide sweep of the councils. The...

Jonathan ‘Fred’ Bartley defeats Christopher Jobson to win the Wakefield Division

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Jonathan ‘Fred’ Bartley has defeated Christopher ‘Chris’ Jobson of the PNP to once again retain the Wakefield Division for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Bartley first won the seat in 2003, the same year that he became Mayor of Falmouth. He has not lost since. Last Election (2012), he got his biggest test to date, when...

Philip Service (PNP) retains Martha Brae Division by defeating Wesley Nelson (JLP)

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Sitting Councillor Phillip ‘Servo’ Service has narrowly retained the Martha Brae Division by defeating his neighbour, Wesley Nelson. Final count shows that Service won by 57 votes. Service has been called a poor performer and this tells in the numbers. He lost much ground compared to the 2012 elections when he beat Dave Larkin by 412...

Donovan White (JLP) defeats Wendel Stewart (PNP) to retain the Duncans Division

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Donovan White of the Jamaica Labour Party has defeated Wendell ‘Bull Bull’ Stewart of the People’s National Party (PNP) by 770 votes. White is now on his second term having won in 2012 by only 14 votes. He then faced a formidable opponent in Derrick Gallimore. This victory over Stewart is therefore a big gain...

Dunstan Harper (JLP) defeats Telka Holt (PNP) in the Sherwood Content Division

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Reports out of North Trelawny JLP headquarters are that Dunstan Harper has won the Sherwood Content Division for the Jamaica Labout Party (JLP) by defeating sitting Councillor, Telka Holt. Reports are that Harper’s margin of victory is 725 votes. This is not a surprise victory, as word coming out of the division for several months point to...

Today is Local Government Election Day: Battle for Trelawny and the West

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Local Government Election Day 2016 Both the PNP and JLP have expressed confidence of victory in today’s Local Government Elections. Despite losing the recent General Elections on February 25, and despite the tradition that the ruling party usually sweeps the Local government polls, the PNP still express confidence in today’s outcome. The party with the majority...

Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – By the end of 2016, almost half of the world’s population will be using the internet as mobile networks grow and prices fall, but their numbers will remain concentrated in the developed world, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. In the world’s developed countries about 80 percent of the population use...

Police seeking the public’s help to find missing man from Hague, Trelawny

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Hague, Trelawny Man Missing The Trelawny police is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a man missing from the Falmouth satellite community of Hague. Missing is 24-year-old Nicholas Gilzene, also known as Max. From Loop News: Trelawny reels from a spike in murders, local police continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating...

Woman Stabbed In The Eye With A Fork Over BBQ Ribs

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News Woman Stabbed In The Eye With A Fork Over BBQ Ribs In what can only be described as utterly ridiculous, an argument over barbecue ribs led to a woman being stabbed in the eye with a fork. 45-year-old Sabrina Davis was at a house party with several other guests when she was accused by...