Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | December 5, 2012
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Rogue election body - Audit finds ECJ in perpetual breach
THE ELECTORAL Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), often praised for being one of the leading bodies of its kind in the Caribbean, has been assessed and found wanting in a number of critical areas evaluated by the Auditor General's Department (AGD)....

Equal rights for royal girls
LONDON (AP):The first child of Prince William and his wife Kate will be born a king or a queen in waiting, under changes to succession rules designed to overturn centuries of tradition and give royal daughters the same rights as sons.Britain's Deputy...

In memory of dad - Top teacher dedicates success to father
ONLY WEEKS after burying her father, Deageanna Spencer Hull of the Holland High School was singing praises of him yesterday as she collected the Teacher of the Year trophy at the Lasco Teacher and Principal of the Year award ceremony held at the Wyndham Hotel...

Committed to changing lives
And the Principal of the Year award goes to Dr Mageret Bailey!Bailey, who is the head of the Rollington Town Primary School, says her greatest acheivement as principal, is seeing persons lives being transformed."I have been working in the inner city all...

Parliamentary committee rushes to spend millions on Christmas work
MORE THAN $47 million worth of 'Christmas work' was yesterday approved by the Constituency Development Fund Committee of Parliament, which overlooked several concerns and signed off on the projects in time...

ECJ age-verification system faulty - AGD
THE AUDITOR General's Department (AGD) has found that the country's much acclaimed electoral body does not have an effective system in place to routinely verify the age or date of birth of persons seeking to become registered voters....

Literacy target on track - Thwaites
MINISTER OF Education Ronald Thwaites says the country is on track to achieve 100 per cent mastery in literacy by 2015.He said the pattern of improvement of grade four literacy is on an upward trajectory from 2009 to 2012....

Credibility at stake - Munroe - NIA urges Gov't to hurry to implement single anti-corruption agency
NIA urges Gov't to hurry to implement single anti-corruption agencyPROFESSOR TREVOR Munroe, the executive director of the National Integrity Action (NIA), says the credibility of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is at stake if her administration...

Trafigura caught in another scandal
Trafigura Beheer, the multinational commodities trading company which is at the centre of a scandal in Jamaica, is embroiled in an investigation into a Zambian government minister.The Guardian newspaper has reported that the minister is accused ...

Judge orders no questioning of murder suspect without lawyer's presence
WESTERN BUREAU: Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small is threatening to seek the intervention of Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington if the Montego Bay police continue to disregard her order not to question a murder...


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