Joint Effort Safe Streets gathers local officials to discuss 2020 general election


With the general election just three months away, Mercer County officials gathered virtually to deliver remarks about the importance of the 2020 election.

The event on Aug. 8 was part of week of programming organized by Joint Effort Princeton Witherspoon-Jackson Safe Streets. Joint Effort Safe Streets organizes an annual summer program that celebrates the history of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood in Princeton and Black families.

In addition to remarks, a Candidates Forum was also held for Princeton Council and Board of Education candidates seeking support for the upcoming election.

Joint Effort Safe Streets Program Coordinator John Bailey said the Zoom conversation

Gov’t could end SOEs this week as general election near


MONTEGO BAY, St James — The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has fuelled speculation that the reconvening of Parliament this Tuesday could be used to end the current states of public emergency (SOE) across the island, so as to give Prime Minister Andrew Holness the freedom to call general election.

Parliament is currently on break for the month of August.

Last Tuesday, the prime minister indicated that the general election will be held soon, when he made reference to his election campaign in his green Clarks shoes.

Since then, the prime minster has been visiting several parishes across the

On to the general election


LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i voter turnout was slightly less than the statewide turnout for the primary election, but 49% of registered voters had their ballots counted on Kaua‘i.

Statewide, the total turnout was 51% — 406,425 of the 795,248 total registered to vote in the primary. On Kaua‘i, 22,047 of the 45,135 registered submitted ballots.

And of those ballots that made it into the count, most of them were sent to the Office of the Country Clerk Elections Division by mail — 22,003 out of the total counted votes, leaving only 404 people who chose to vote in person. It was