Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | November 28, 2012
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Cop car chaos - Audit reveals wide-scale lack of accountability in repair of police vehicles
STARTLING REVELATIONS have been uncovered in an audit of police motor vehicles for the period 2007 to 2011 by the Auditor General's Department (AGD), with gaping holes and a severe lack of accountability in how repairs have been effected on the force's fleet...

AGD finds discrepancies in vehicle registration
A COMPARISON of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's master inventory record with the Tax Administration Jamaica database has revealed 17 vehicles with the same engine and or chassis number.The Auditor General's Department (AGD) said the vehicles were...

Port Authority seeks bailout to stay afloat
A DOWNTURN in the shipping industry brought on by the prolonged global recession has significantly affected the cash flow of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), forcing the state-owned agency to seek a government...

Fleet management flaws weakening JCF - auditor general
An audit of the management of police vehicles has shown that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) averaged one accident per week for the period 2007 to 2011.The Auditor General's Department, which carried out the audit, said the force could not provide...

Public thirsts for more info on pension reform
INTEREST IN public-sector pensions has soared to unprecedented levels, minister without portfolio in the finance ministry, Horace Dalley, has said.Dalley, who was closing the debate yesterday on a report from a joint...

Work begins to restore battered Portland roads
Emergency work has commenced for the restoration of sections of the Quatamala main road near Swift River in western Portland, which was damaged during heavy rains on Sunday.A heavy-duty tractor, which was hired on spot by state minister for transport...

Foster Allen tipped for top education ministry post
Head of the Shortwood Teachers' College Elaine Foster Allen is said to be taking up the position of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education.According to sources, she is to replace acting Permanent Secretary Grace McLean sometime next week....

DPP wants no part of secret tapes squabble
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has ruled that there is no basis for criminal prosecutions in the matter of breach of privacy involving Junior Agriculture Minister Ian Hayles and Communications Director Cecil Thoms....

UWI looks to extend recycling project
The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is looking to expand the Environmental Outreach Plastic Bottle Recycling Project by incorporating private-sector companies.Professor Dale Webber, who holds the GraceKennedy Foundation's James...

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After jury scandal, man freed of murder rap
The accused man whose murder case attracted public attention in 2009, when two female jurors were arrested for soliciting a bribe to lean a verdict in his favour, has been freed of the charge.Rohan Johnson...

Canadians conducting military training in Jamaica
Some 89 Canadian troops and support staff are now in Jamaica for a week-long training exercise.With assistance from Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) personnel, the Canadians are using sections of the country's hilly terrain to conduct extensive urban combat...

When school rivalries hurt ... Competition among schools could cause students to suffer - Indiscipline among staff sets bad example, says principal
Concerns among stake-holders in the education system have been sparked by increased reports of substandard conduct, allegedly by some members of coaching staff at several high schools, who have been setting a poor example for students...


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