28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties? - Jamaica

Country: 
Jamaica
Question: 
28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
Answer: 
Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns
Comments: 

Regulary provided funding for political parties.

Reimbursement of campaign expenditures for candidates (both independent and from political parties)

Source: 

52AG(1) Every registered political party that

a) meets the requirements of section 12(1);

(b) has its annual financial statement independently audited by a registered public accountant within the meaning of section 2 of the Public Accountancy Act and submitted to the Commission within one hundred and twenty days of the end of the financial year of the registered political party,

shall be entitled in each financial year to receive as state funding the sums ofmoney referred to in this section.

Source: Article 52AG (1), Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2014

52BN (1) The Government may [...] provide funding for the reimbursement of election expenses incurred by

a) the candidates of a registered political party [...]

b) an independent candidate [...]

Source: Article 52BN (1), Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2016