Nomination Day Feb9; Election Day, Feb25

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced that Jamaicans will go to the polls on the 25th of February for the country’s 17th general election since 1944.

Addressing a bumper crowd that turned Half Way Tree, St Andrew into a sea of Orange, Mrs Simpson Miller spoke for over an hour, reminding her supporters and the wider electorate of what she described as the many achievements of her administration.

She insisted that those achievements merited the People’s National Party government another term in office. As the crowd waited with baited breath, hanging on to her every word, PM Simpson-Miller announced that Parliament would be dissolved this Friday, February 5, ahead of Nomination Day next Tuesday, February 9.

The Prime Minister has promised a political whipping for the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister declared that her party is committed to peaceful election campaigning.