The Constitution(Amendment) Act, 2010
The Constitution(Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2010
The Corruption Prevention (Special Prosecutor) Act, 2008 Part 1
The Corruption Prevention (Special Prosecutor) Act, 2008 Part 2
Jamaica’s gay and lesbian population has often been overlooked as a key voting demographic by pollsters and political parties alike, owing to legislative marginalization and incoherence as to the actual numerical composition of the group. However, a 2003 research conducted by Heather Royes: HIV/AIDS Risk Mapping Study of Men Who Have Sex With Men In Jamaica. Kingston: MOH projects that the gay male population numbers approximately 110,000 with heavy concentrations in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (inclusive of Portmore, Spanish Town and Old Harbour) and Montego Bay. Indeed, on the face of it, given the closeness of the last General Elections, the Gay Vote could determine the outcome of election results in certain key constituencies and ultimately the composition of the island’s parliament ........
In case you missed the last comments by the PM on homosexuality in Jamaica here it is:
go here if you can't see the video: Is Jamaica Homophobic, Bruce Golding's answer
Meanwhile, the Anderson-CVM polls show the PNP with a 10-point lead over the JLP. Asked how they would vote if the election was called now, 24.6 per cent said they would vote for the PNP while 14.5 per cent would vote for the JLP; 8.3 per cent were not sure; 6.5 per cent said they would vote for the new party recently formed by Betty-Ann Blaine and 5.3 per cent said they did not know how they would vote.
Of those who voted JLP in 2007, only 46.9 per cent were ready to vote JLP again; a significant 24.6 per cent said they would not vote; 12 per cent were not sure; nine per cent said they would switch to the PNP while six per cent said they would vote for the new party.
By contrast, a whopping 69 per cent of people who voted PNP last time said they would do so again; 15 per cent would not vote; 10 per cent were not sure; five per cent would vote for the new party and only one per cent would switch to the JLP.
The numbers suggest that the PNP has held its support base. The Anderson-CVM poll of May 2007, in the run-up to the September general election showed both the JLP and the PNP at 25 per cent each, with another four per cent 'probably' leaning PNP and six per cent leaning JLP. The actual vote mirrored these findings.
Why has the JLP slipped so badly in three years as government? There are clear pointers from the latest poll.