Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Friday | November 16, 2012
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Radcliffe Lewis tells bus preachers their practice is ... An offence and a crime
SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT of Police Radcliffe Lewis has warned lay preachers who use the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses for their ministry that they will be prosecuted for breaching the law. Lewis yesterday said preaching on public-passenger vehicles...

Portia urges caution on FATCA
Western Bureau: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has cautioned regional financial institutions against taking a "knee-jerk" reaction in opposition to the implementation of the United States' (US) Foreign Account Tax...

Clean up Kingston Harbour!
JAMAICA IS rightly proud of Kingston Harbour, the seventh-largest natural harbour in the world. At Independence and for centuries before, Kingston Harbour was an important locus of recreation for the many who lived on its rim...

Public-sector wage hike not a certainty, says Phillips
Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday signalled to public-sector workers that the Government may not be able to grant wage increases for the new contract period.The pronouncement comes months after several public-sector groups, amid the harsh...

JLP looks to improve image - Holness says conference will be used to reposition party
Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, has declared that the tempest precipitated by two national election defeats has calmed down and there...

Deputy leader aspirants face hurdle
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has admitted that it is now examining some constitutional issues which could prevent all of its four deputy leaders from being elected at Sunday's annual conference....

Look to performance pay to boost learning - World Bank economist
Doha, Qatar:LEAD EDUCATION economist at the World Bank, Dr Harry Patrinos, says the Government should seek to determine the feasibility of performance-based pay as a means of improving students' performance in public...

Contractor General digs deeper into bookmarkers probe
A TEAM from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) on Wednesday made an unannounced visit at the Ministry of Education to secure electronic and other documentation as it widens its probe into the procurement of bookmarkers...

Children need families - Sethi
THE MESSAGE of family planning needs a different approach in order to reach more of the vulnerable.Data from the 2012 State of World Population Report and Jamaica's National Family Planning Board (NFPB) indicate that family planning is still seen ...

George Headley moves to boost literacy
GEORGE HEADLEY Primary School, St Andrew took one step closer towards improving the literacy level of its students on Wednesday as during the annual 'Literacy Day' held on the school grounds.Veronica Wynter, principal of the institution said improving...

NEWS BRIEFS
MoBay gets new suffragan bishop Leon Paul Golding, archdeacon for the Montego Bay region, will be consecrated as the fourth suffragan bishop of Montego Bay this morning in a historic service at the St James Parish Church in Montego Bay...


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