Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | February 4, 2013
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Privatise ward care - Holness tells Gov't to give thought to policy change
A new call is being made by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness for the Government to consider privatising children's homes and other state-care facilities, a move proponents believe could ease the State's financial burden and improve the quality of care in such facilities....

Les Green: Arrival in Jamaica was like stepping back in time
Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green, who spent eight years with the Jamaica Constabulary Force after being seconded by Scotland Yard to assist with improving the investigative capacity of local enforcement...

Cops issue perfume warning
The police are warning members of the public to be very careful when purchasing products on the streets, especially perfumes.According to the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), "the warning comes against the background of information received...

Jamaican in Cayman tops the world - Exam results reveal Moya as Cambridge's best in tourism
Eighteen-year-old Moya Williams was left stunned recently when she learned Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) had named her, a Jamaican living in the Cayman Islands, its top performer worldwide in travel...

Toddler with brain tumour laid to rest
The atmosphere at the Apostolic Church of Jamaica, Bethel Temple, was filled with despair yesterday as hundreds of mourners came out to bid their farewell to two-year-old Aaron McKay. Aaron, who had suffered from a brain...

'Respect, boss man' - Introducing Dave from that VW ad
Western Bureau: Like much of the world, Erik Nicolaisen's primary relationship with Jamaica is through reggae music."When I was nine or 10, my older cousin gave me a mixtape of Yellowman...

NCB pays $9.5m for students sitting business subjects
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB), through the NCB Foundation, has paid in full the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination fees for students who will be sitting the principles of accounts (POA) and principles...

'Stop going to foreign caucus' - Shaw warns Gov't about having countries lobby IMF on Jamaica's behalf
OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Audley Shaw has claimed that the Government has been irritating the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by having other countries lobby the multilateral on behalf of Jamaica....

Jamaica at continuing risk from earthquakes
Jamaica is located in an active zone of seismic activity, and experiences more than 200 tremors annually, according to the Earthquake Unit at The University of the West Indies.The destruction of Port Royal by a massive earthquake in 1692...

IMF deal taking too long - Hill
FORMER INVESTMENT banker Aubyn Hill says the Government is taking too long to negotiate a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips had set a December 2012 deadline...

Wasting time in Parliament
At the risk of being asked to declare whether we are patriotic or enemies of the state, The Gavel is today calling attention to the shambolic state of our public finances and the lacklustre manner in which the Parliament has been attending...


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