Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Tuesday | November 20, 2012
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Big spend for big loss - JLP shelled out more for 2011 defeat than 2007 victory
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) doled out $188 million more to get out the vote during its failed 2011 general election campaign, than it expended in its run to power four years earlier....

Pray for my baby, mother pleads - Little Xyhir hospitalised with possible mild stroke
Stricken with grief, Kerry-Ann Ince is pleading for prayers for her baby. Little Xyhir Ince was admitted yesterday at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew following what his doctor believes was a mild stroke....

Labourites fired up and ready to go
Andrew Holness' unusually energetic presentation during Sunday's annual conference of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) appears to have pumped new life into members, following a weekend court scare...

Henry maintains he's loyal despite absence from conference
Outgoing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Chairman Mike Henry has emotionally insisted that his absence from Sunday's annual conference was not out of malice or disrespect to the leadership of the party. But even as he maintained that he remained faithful...

Franklin wants new-look JLP
If there is acceptance of a proposal presented Sunday by Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) general secretary, Aundré Franklin, to restructure the 69-year-old organisation, it could eventually bear a noticeable resemblance to its...

'Jamaica failing its women!'
A group of sixth-form students at St Andrew High School for Girls is suggesting that the Jamaican society has failed its women. The students said women were living in fear, and argued that sometimes when women are accused...

Staff shortage delaying Tivoli report - Witter
PUBLIC DEFENDER Earl Witter says severe staff shortage at his office is partly responsible for the delay in the submission of a report to Parliament into alleged breaches by the security forces during a 2010 operation to arrest then fugitive Christopher...

Salvation Army toy drive to focus on kids in eastern parishes
The Yuletide season is upon us, marking that time of the year when Jamaicans are generally in the spirit of giving. With this in mind, the Salvation Army in Jamaica is embarking on a mission to put a smile on the faces...

NEWS BRIEFS
Deputy DPP might be next contractor generalSenior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dirk Harrison is tipped to become the next contractor general.The current contractor general, Greg Christie, is to leave office on November 30 after being in the...

UK still open to APD discussions
A SENIOR United Kingdom (UK) technocrat has said the door is not closed on dialogue concerning the controversial increase in the air passenger duty (APD), which is said to be having a negative impact on the Caribbean tourism industry.Kate Smith,...


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