Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | November 22, 2012
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Gov't shells out $60m for Ministers' New vehicles - Big bucks, big cars
APPROXIMATELY J$60 million has been spent by the Portia Simpson Miller administration to provide some of its ministers with new high-end vehicles since taking office almost a year ago. Information released by Jamaica House, following questions asked during yesterday's ...

NEPA, Petrojam at odds over explanation for odour
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has punched holes into claims by state-run oil refinery Petrojam that contents released from a punctured five-gallon container were the source of the chemical pollution...

JLP committee mulls over status of deputy leaders
A long-standing member of the Legal and Constitutional Committee of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has described as premature reports that the election of three of the four deputy leaders has been rendered invalid."...

Xyhir gave thanks with last words
"Thank you, Jesus; thank you, Lord," were three-year-old Xyhir Ince's last words to his mother Kerry-Ann Ince before giving her a high five. Just after 10 o'clock on Monday morning, he slipped into a mild coma, following a stroke...

Fix the justice system
A BACKLOG of criminal and civil cases has been slowing down the justice system to almost crisis pace. However, there are still several areas of the system which have seen significant improvements since Independence.

UDC set to embark on 'Operation Restoration'
A committee headed by the general manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Desmond Malcolm, has been hastily established to devise strategies to curtail the haemorrhage within the organisation, triggered...

Zooming in on Kingston - 24-hr photo shoot in nation's capital begins tomorrow night
LOOK OUT, you could be caught on camera! Scores of photographers and photography enthusiasts will have their cameras focused on Kingston during a 24-hour photo shoot starting midnight tomorrow and ending on Saturday night....

Relief fund rescues Sandy victims
The Portland Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund (PHSRF) has responded to the plight of Manchioneal, Portland, resident Sheryl Hall and her six children, whose house was severely damaged by the recent hurricane, causing her and two of her young children to live...

Debt to int'l organisations could hurt Jamaica - gov't technocrat
A SENIOR government technocrat has warned that Jamaica's image could take a battering on the international stage and the country could lose its voting rights as a member of influential overseas organisations...

'We're not perfect, but we did a good job' - JPS labels criticisms of response after Hurricane Sandy as unfair
Despite widespread public criticism of the slow pace of the Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has given itself high marks.The assessment came...

Sugar war looms today ... divided stakeholders draw battle lines
Western Bureau: Battle lines have been drawn as stakeholders in the local sugar industry prepare for what is expected to be an explosive meeting today at the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) to deal with issues which, if unresolved, could affect the smooth start to the 2012-2013 crop year....

Repeal of buggery law at bottom of the pile - Gov't
JAMAICANS WHO are in favour of a repeal of the buggery law may have to wait a while longer before the issue is brought to Parliament as the Government has indicated the subject is not among its priorities at this time.Minister with responsibility for...

Woman freed by courts awaits life changing mail
Although Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn announced last week that she has decided not to retry 55-year-old legal secretary Annette Livingston in relation to the murder of prominent Kingston...

Tax reform remains high on agenda
SIGNALLING THAT the Government's push to introduce urgent tax reforms to achieve fiscal consolidation might be painful and politically unattractive, the Portia Simpson Miller administration has indicated that notwithstanding this tough reality...


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