Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | December 8, 2012
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FLAWED - ECJ says aspects of auditor general's report misleading
STUNG BY criticisms in an auditor general's report that was tabled in Parliament earlier this week, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) yesterday methodically sought to scotch several damning claims made by the Pamela Monroe Ellis-led team.

Bribery down, extortion up among police officers
THE JAMAICA Constabulary Force's (JCF) Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) says it has made strides in reducing the incidence of corruption among its members, but noted that civilians' involvement in the practice has not waned.

Reviving Spanish Town
WITH MUCH emphasis being placed on restoring the Old Capital to its former glory, the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the St Catherine Parish Council collaborated recently to beautify the areas surrounding the old cast-iron bridge, one of the country's national monuments.

Heading for goal - Female referee hopes to lift standards
TASHANA EARL, chairperson of the St Mary Referees Group, is working in a male-dominated field and is enjoying every moment of it.

Safety issues plague Ensom City Community Centre
UNLIKE SOME communities, Ensom City, Spanish Town, St Catherine, boasts a community centre and an active citizens' association; however, while the association initiates and implements community-development projects and programmes, for some time now, it has not been able to use the centre to host any of these activities.

Ebenezer - a home for the homeless
The Ebenezer Home in Grey Ground, Manchester, has been providing for the mentally challenged street people in Mandeville and its environs for more than a decade.


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