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English Publication Date: Friday, February 12, 2016 Source: The Gleaner
According to the NIA head, the decision to stay away from the debates with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) runs in the opposite direction from both best practice and good democracy.
English Publication Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Source: The Gleaner
The Jamaica Debates Commission says it’s still working to confirm the dates for three political debates to be held ahead of the general elections.
English Publication Date: Friday, January 1, 2010
The manual set out hereafter, reflects many of the practices that the Jamaica Debates Commission has carried out in the staging of political debates during the general election cycles of 2002 and 2007 and attempts to cover the main areas that should...
Category: Organizing Guides
English Publication Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Source: The Gleaner
The anticipated showdown has been facilitated by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which was signed between the PNP and JLP with the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC).
English Publication Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Source: The Gleaner
Members of the country's two major political parties are to face off in a national debate ahead of the pending local government elections.
Jamaica 2011
English Publication Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
An editorial in the Jamaica Observer. Read article
Category: Pro-Debate Editorials
English Publication Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Source: Jamaica Observer
(Editorial) Public debates between candidates for political office are a tradition dating back to antiquity. In modern times these debates have become increasingly accessible to the public as communications technology has improved.
English Publication Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Source: 7 News Belize
We all know that Presidential Debates are an important part of the political culture in the United States. But what you might not have known is that it has also taken root in Jamaica where major political debates have been taking place since 2002.
English Publication Date: Monday, August 31, 2009
An opinion piece by Trevor Fearon.
Category: Pro-Debate Editorials