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Jamaicans go to vote on Election Day

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller said to be leading in polls

Kingston, Jamaica – It is Election Day in Jamaica.

 

People on the Caribbean island are deciding their future on Thursday.

 

Voters going to the polls must decide whether to keep the People's National Party led by 70-year-old Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, or choose the Labour Party which is led by 43-year-old Andrew Holness.

 

 

63 seats in the Jamaican House of Representatives are up for grabs.

 

Holness was Prime Minister for a brief period of time in 2011.

 

Simpson-Miller is said to be leading in the polls.

 

Jamaican media are reporting that there is heavy security at the polls because of a series of shootings in the last month.

 

This election is being closely watched by the large Jamaican-American population in South Florida, and Local 10 will post continuous updates as they come in.