Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | November 29, 2012
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Billions down the drain - NWC loses big to theft, leaks, etc since start of year
WITH SIGNIFICANT losses amounting to $2.1 billion as at October 2012, the National Water Commission (NWC), which is collecting only 32 per cent revenue from the water piped to local consumers...

Populist politicians causing Jamaica's socio-economic woes - Hamilton
Former President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Howard Hamilton has blasted successive political administrations for leading the country on a perilous path of populism over the past 50 years that has culminated...

Another teacher attacked - Attempted murder charge for parent who used brick to hit educator
A basic school teacher is battling for life and the parent of a five-year-old boy behind bars after allegedly knocking her unconscious, only weeks after another teacher was attacked at the Dunrobin Primary School in St Andrew....

37 wards remain in adult institutions
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has revealed that 37 wards of the State were being housed in two adult penal institutions up to Monday.Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Sean...

THE 50 NEXT years - Promote positive parenting
WITH THE passage of 50 years since Jamaica gained Independence, parenting has changed considerably over the period. As an independent nation, Jamaicans, for the most part, continue to struggle to get parenting right....

Irregularities at repairs division land cop in jail
One policeman is already behind bars and there could be other arrests shortly as the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) intensifies its probe into a raft of irregularities in the operations at the Police Transport and Repairs...

Wilson urges Gov't to cool off on public comments
The Police Federation yesterday urged the Government to refrain from making public pronouncements on any new wage agreement before the start of the negotiating process.The call by chairman of the Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson...

Rowe is new financial secretary
AFTER NEARLY three years in the job as director general in the Ministry of Finance, Devon Rowe is to assume the post of financial secretary.Rowe, who takes office on Monday, replaces Dr Wesley Hughes, whose contract has...

Damages assessment under way in unlawful search-and-seizure case
Supreme Court judge Raymund King began assessing damages into the suit brought by several attorneys-at-law, including Ernest Smith and Hugh Thompson, arising from the unlawful search and seizure of documents by the police from their law offices ...

NEWS BRIEFS
Cecil Thoms fired - Communications director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Cecil Thoms, was yesterday dumped from his post with immediate effect.Thoms firing took place a day after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn recommended...

'Confront sexual issues with kids!' - Archbishop urges parents to address matter with children - Says dispelling fear will improve parenting
ADULTS MUST confront sexual issues with children if the nation is to arrest the problem of the high number of cases of sexual intercourse among minors, noted Archbishop Donald Reece, president of the Jamaica Council of Churches....

Small businesses ready to take off - Jarrett
OVER 208,000 jobs have been created as a result of loans disbursed by the Jamaica National Small Business Loans Limited (JNSBL) since it began operations 12 years ago.Earl Jarrett, general manager of parent company, Jamaica...

'I don't know my next move'
PORT ANTONIO, Portland:PICKING UP the pieces will be a daunting task for 48-year-old James Edwards, a farmer and resident of Bybrooke in Portland, whose two-bedroom concrete house was destroyed during heavy rainfall Sunday...


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