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#JaVotes2016: EOJ denies claims of malfunctioning machines

first_imgDirector of elections at the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), Orette Fisher has rubbished claims that election equipment have been malfunctioning at polling stations across the island. It was reported that many persons across the island, who turned out to cast their votes, had to return home without doing so because lines were too long and election equipment had been malfunctioning. Candidates from both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) have also been complaining of the slow voting process and that the electoral machines were malfunctioning. According to reports from the EOJ, as at 1:00p.m. over 500,000 persons had voted, which accounts for 31.54 per cent of the voting population. There are 1,824,412 electors on the voters’ list. Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 5:00 p.m. EOJ said special accommodation will be made for voters who were in line before 5:00p.m. This will allow them to cast their vote.last_img read more

STUDENTS CERTAINLY NOT ‘DRAGON’ THEIR HEELS IN RAPHOE!

first_imgThere are many myths and tales in the history of Raphoe, but today a new tale was added when a Dragon was spotted making its way through the historical town.But this was no ordinary dragon; this was a Deele College Dragon! Students from the local secondary school have been working for the past number of weeks in the school’s art department under the guidance of Art teacher Patrice Gallagher and today they unveiled the fruits of their labour.A 10 foot red dragon was launched from the school and made its way to the local primary schools, where the pupils took time out from their studies to enjoy the resplendent colours of this magnificent creature.The dragon was ably accompanied by Drummers and Pipers from the Royal and Prior Raphoe and Raphoe central for who added a wonderful musical element to the parade.This is a cross community project, which is all part of ETB week, which is designed to celebrate the changeover from Donegal VEC to the Donegal Training and Education Board (ETB) Over fifty students from Deele College were involved, where they showed their wonderful creative talents and the dragon was enjoyed by hundreds of Primary school children in the area.So if you’re driving through the famous town today, your mind is not playing tricks on you, there actually is a dragon passing by! STUDENTS CERTAINLY NOT ‘DRAGON’ THEIR HEELS IN RAPHOE! was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deele collegeETBRaphoelast_img read more