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PNP Wins Jamaica's Election..New Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's VICTORY speech {VIDEOS} Andrew Holness Concession Speech

The party led by Portia Simpson Miller has returned to government after taking the majority of the 63 seats. The PNP have taken 41 and the JLP 22 of the 63 seats. It had been expected to be a close race, but in the end the PNP secured a strong win. The economy was key to the campaign, with unemployment running at over 12% - many of the PNP's core supporters are those who have been directly affected by the downturn. Mrs Simpson Miller, also known as Sister P by supporters, was seen to appeal to the working class and mobilised their vote. The Jamaican Labour Party is more conservative, and more closely-linked to Jamaica's business community. The JLP leader, Andrew Holness, was only sworn in a couple of months ago after Bruce Golding stepped down due to his lack of popularity. At 39, Mr Holness was Jamaica's youngest PM and the second shortest serving. Meanwhile, several newcomers from the PNP are set to take seats in Parliament. They include Damion Crawford, Lloyd B. Smith, Arnaldo Brown, Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, Patrick Atkinson, Andre Hylton, Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, Denise Daley, Mickael Phillips, Paul Buchanan, Dayton Campbell, Keith Walford, Richard Parchment and Joylan Silvera. Some former PNP Parliamentarians are back. They include Horace Dalley and Richard Azan. Among the well known JLP candidates who were defeated are Robert Montague, Clive Mullings, Ernest Smith, Andrew Gallimore, Laurie Broderick, Sharon Hay-Webster, Othneil Lawrence and Michael Stern.

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Comment by rastafari on January 6, 2012 at 1:39pm

One of the best things i've heard thus far from the new Ja PM is her intent to severe ties with the colonial past--in that the Queen of England, or King, will no longer be the Head Of State of our little island in the sea...congrats for that Portia...shows that your mind is in the right place as far as moving Jamaica forward is concerned

Comment by Baku on January 4, 2012 at 5:38pm

Margeret Thatcher is someone to admire?

Comment by Bruce Thorne on January 4, 2012 at 11:06am

Congratulations to the Prime Minister of Jamaica Mrs Portia Simpson Miller.Unfortunately Mr Holness did not hold up and it seems like behind every good man there is even a better woman.Lets not knock the PM because she is a female,remember Margaret Tatcher ? lets give her a chance to see what she can do. This is a tough island with lots of problems but they are not alone and she is not new to this so lets wish her good luck and all the best.

Comment by Peter Strong on January 4, 2012 at 12:07am

@joshuaMartin tell us where in the world there is no crime like what we have in Jamaica, then tell us where you are from

Comment by joshua martin on January 3, 2012 at 4:22pm

BREAKING NEWS THE  PRESIDENT OF GUYANA SAID GUYANA  IS THE ENVY OF THE CARIBBEAN IN HIS SPEECH TO THE NATION. I THINK HE IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY..

Comment by Baku on January 1, 2012 at 11:44am

And Connie, rememba to wash that Bumba Seen? Cause you know how frowsy Yardie Nanny is! Happy 2012!!!!

Comment by Marlon brown on January 1, 2012 at 11:11am
People, its 2012 let ignore DOG FACE, Joshua Martin . I read his last comment and that's just an uncalled for DIS to Mr Jack . Let ignore him people because we won't be able to Tear Off his Face through Caribbean Fever Blog so its just a waste of time . Mr Jack don't be phased by Joshua's Homosexual Batty Man comment , because a straight Caribbean Punani we say Black and Buff.
Comment by joshua martin on January 1, 2012 at 10:57am

@jack.I THINK IF YOU SEE ME YOU MAY HAVE TO TELL YOUR FAMILY YOU GOING TO SLEEP.

Comment by jack. on January 1, 2012 at 10:46am
@ Martin tell me where to meet you and tell me straight to my face.
I wish you would.
Learn to spell.
Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on January 1, 2012 at 10:43am

Happy and prosperous New Years! My CF Family this year 2012 focus on the family near and far.

Bro.L.Bogel Jamaica is the Big Brother of all the Anglo Islands in the Caribbean and he is the biggest of the former B.W.I. as such battle for freedom world wide to liberate people of color to Jamaica's detriment.Some people will never understand the concept of political destabilization by powers that want nations like Jamaica and Cuba to fail.

The concept of "BIG ISLAND AND SMALL ISLAND" must stop,the world has flow past that with the advent of technology.Jamaicans and Guyainese people have been educating many Caribbean nations for decades

The people that hate on Jamaica and other Caribbean Island do it out of utter ignorance ! 

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