Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Friday | January 18, 2013
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Cash grab - Millions in unauthorised overtime payments uncovered in public sector
MORE THAN $100 million in unauthorised overtime payments within the public sector has been unearthed by the Auditor General's Department. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, in her annual report tabled in the House...

Most Corporate Area businesses not registered
With the Government desperately seeking ways to increase its tax revenues, Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke has revealed that the majority of businesses in the Corporate Area are not registered."...

Start Tivoli probe without Witter's report - Levy
Horace Levy, a member of the Peace Management Initiative, is urging the Government to commence an investigation into the circumstances leading to the deaths of 73 persons in May 2010 when the security forces entered Tivoli...

Jamaicans need Gov't to 'Increase My Faith'
There's no escaping talk of the pending International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement, not even at the 33rd National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday. Guest speaker Reverend Dr Maitland Evans opined that ...

Students charged with 15-y-o's murder
The two students who were involved in a stabbing incident at the Institute of Academic Excellence on Half-Way Tree Road in St Andrew, which left one teen dead and another injured on Tuesday are to answer charges of murder and attempted murder....

Phillips, Dalley lament St Mary nurse's murder
ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: THE Two Government ministers who oversee the public service last night condemned the murder of nurse Shellion Pinnock-Lafayette as she journeyed home from work at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary Wednesday night.Pinnock-Lafayette...

Findings surprise CHASE Fund head
WILLIAM 'Billy' Heaven, the CEO of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund (CHASE), has expressed surprise that issues, which he said were cleared up with Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, have found...

Poor management of state agencies burdens taxpayers
TAXPAYERS CONTINUE to be saddled with massive cost burdens in the public sector brought on by the poor management of state-run entities by some public servants. Approximately $350 million in unapproved expenditure was paid by various state agencies...

Inadequate accounting records at St Joseph's Teacher's College
AN AUDIT of the St Joseph's Teachers' College in St Andrew by the Auditor General's Department (AGD) has uncovered gaping holes in the management of the educational institution.In its 2011-2012 annual report, tabled...

Faulty AC unit plagues Court of Appeal
A faulty air-conditioning unit is hampering the performance of Court of Appeal judges and their staff.The unit has been malfunctioning since 2011 and the judges along with their secretaries and judicial clerks say ...

Former educator Dahlia Repole dies
Former principal of St Andrew High School for Girls and, more recently, Excelsior Community College, Dr Dahlia Repole, passed away yesterday after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer.In making her diagnosis public in March 2010, Repole had said...

Teacher licensing could soon come on stream
THE LICENSING of teachers could become a reality during the next parliamentary year.Director of the Education Transformation Programme Jean Hastings said legislation would be brought to Parliament in the 2013/2014...

Use chemicals according to instructions, Clarke tells farmers
IN ADDITION to damaging the environment, misuse of chemicals in agriculture could derail Jamaica's export markets, Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke warned on Tuesday....

Reaping rewards - Implemented strategies at Bermaddy Primary improve student performance
FOUR YEARS after Bermaddy Primary School in Treadways, St Catherine implemented its intervention strategies to improve learning at the institution; it is reaping rewards with more than a 30 per cent improvement in both literacy and numeracy standards....

Western Jamaica to get children's hospital - Health minister says initial work has already been done
WESTERN BUREAU: MUCH OF the preliminary work has already been completed for the construction of a children/adolescent hospital in western Jamaica...

Falmouth mayor urges council to assist farmers
FALMOUTH, Trelawny:MAYOR OF Falmouth Garth Wilkinson has asked members of the Trelawny Parish Council to start looking at ways how the council can assist farmers in the parish to identify a high-quality crop that can be...


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