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Stories by Daraine Luton

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMDaraine Luton

Disappointed by the way people have been treating the environment, legendary reggae band, Third World, is lending its voice to the cause of proper solid waste disposal.The group, through the Alligator Head Foundation, is seeking to help keep Jamaica...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 9:00 AMDaraine Luton

Stephen 'Cat' Coore leaned forward in his chair; his eyes sparkled with excitement as he spoke about Third World's newest project, More Work To Be Done."It feels really good," Coore said in an optimistic tone. The title, he said, is based on how the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:04 PMDaraine Luton

Despite being faced with a tsunami of opposition to her inclusion in this year's Miss Jamaica World pageant, Shaneke Williams, says she is pressing ahead in the competition. Williams, who is among the 16 finalists announced for this year...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 2:01 AMDaraine Luton

Shellando Bernard believes his young son, six-month-old Lionel, represents a green sprout in the People's Nation Party (PNP) dominated South West St Andrew.The elder Bernard, is one of the few hundred Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) voters in the...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson was the picture of dejection as she conceded Thursday's general election to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)."The other side won, and I am going to be very big. I commend them on their victory,"...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 2:18 PMDaraine Luton

Dr Peter Phillips sported a Wittnauer wrist watch with the emblem of the People's National Party (PNP) stamped on the face. "A constituent of mine gave me this and I take it to mean PNP time," Phillips said. Phillips is the PNP...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Almost on the eve of the country's 17th general election, an RJR-commissioned Don Anderson poll has found Portia Simpson Miller's People's National Party (PNP) and the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to be in a tight race.The poll,...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

As the date for Jamaica's 17th general election draws nearer, the People's National Party (PNP) is accusing members of the main opposition of doublespeak."Last night, the leader of the Opposition said that the Jamaica Labour Party would be raising...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:01 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Arguing that tense climate in two constituencies could undermine the integrity of the electoral process, the Governing People’s National Party (PNP) has written to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) seeking to get two sets of polling...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Having served in Parliament with Everald Warmington since he was first elected in 2002, Fitz Jackson and Phillip Paulwell have appealed to South West St Catherine voters not to send him back as he is lacks the decency to occupy such high office."...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

One of the region's foremost cricket students, P.J. Patterson, said the success of the Under-19 team at the recent World Cup offers hope for a revival in West Indies cricket."It is the sign that there could be a new beginning. What has to happen is...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 2:13 PMDaraine Luton

Days after the publication of a Gleaner commissioned poll which found her party four points ahead of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Portia Simpson Miller has told party workers to fight to the very end to secure victory."Get in the communities, be...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Portia Simpson Miller, the president of the People's National Party (PNP), said yesterday that the party would move Jamaica to a First-World nation if given the opportunity by the voters to manage the nation's affairs for another five years.Simpson...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Dumped after one term as the People's National Party (PNP) standard bearer for North East St Elizabeth, Raymond Pryce is not even working alongside his successor...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 2:08 AMDaraine Luton

K. Churchill Neita, the top-rated attorney whose political career Audley Shaw killed before it began, has reserved some of the harshest words for three leading figures in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) -- Andrew Holness, Shaw and Robert Montague....

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

For 40 years, the eastern St Mary area was Ross territory, and its flag was green. After it was first won in 1944 by Roy Lindo, an independent candidate, Andrew Ross came in 1949 and held the seat for 18 years before passing the baton directly to...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Having switched allegiance to the People's National Party (PNP), Laurie Broderick, a former junior minister in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administrations led by Bruce Golding and Andrew Holness between 2007 and 2011, has argued that the Portia...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Unless it does something terribly wrong between now and February 25, the governing People's National Party (PNP) seems set for a second term in office.But with 11 days left before the polls, and knowing how easily Jamaicans fall out of love, it...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 2:32 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Hours after Damion Crawford declared "I shall return", People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller on Friday said she will ensure he has a bright political future. "Comrade Damion Crawford is my son in whom I am...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Donna Hill has come to the defence of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller against critics who say she has done nothing for people in her South West St Andrew constituency.Hill has lived in the constituency all her life. A self-styled proud mother...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

Having given party supporters in West St Thomas the charge to go out and win the seat for the People?s National Party (PNP), the comrades left Yallahs Square fired up and seemed in a hurry to get back home.Among them was Joseph Burger, a blind man,...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

The white shorts hug the posterior of Tony's Girls. Nearly a dozen of these girls, sporting orange tops bearing the image of Anthony Hylton, swarmed the PNP parliamentary hopeful in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, making nomination day there an eye-...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2016 | 2:03 AMDaraine Luton

2011 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTCONSTITUENCY TOTALSDr Christopher Tufton 9,440Hugh Buchanan 9,453Voter turnout: 68.41 per cent of 27,710Ballots rejected: 63When Hugh Buchanan won South West St Elizabeth on a People's National Party (PNP) ticket in 2011...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2016 | 2:00 AMDaraine Luton

2011 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTCONSTITUENCY TOTALSEastern St ThomasFenton Ferguson - 8,018Patrece Charles Freeman - 7,545Vote turn-out: 55.30 per cent of 28,364 votersBallots rejected: 84Despite calling himself the 'Five-Star General', Dr Fenton...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 2:01 AMDaraine Luton

The much-hyped campaign-finance bill will not take effect for this election.The bill, which is intended to amend the Representation of the People Act, has cleared both Houses of Parliament but has not been signed by Governor General Sir Patrick...

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