Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | February 6, 2013
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Clash over JPS - Paulwell said to be at odds with Mian over status of 360-megawatt project
Reports have surfaced that a clash of wills between outgoing Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Ahmad Zia Mian, and Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has played a huge role in the confusion which...

Let's Bee-gin!
The 2013 Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee national finals, in association with Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), takes place today at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, commencing at 9 a.m. and running until late afternoon....

Leanna Garrick has her eyes on the prize
ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:DESPITE BEING ill for a while, St Ann's Bay Primary School student Leanna Garrick remains on course to do well in the Grade Six...

Julene Brown dedicated to the task at hand
LINSTEAD, St Catherine: WITH JUST a few weeks to go before the 2013 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), members of Julene Brown's family have bolstered their support for the 12-year-old, who is eyeing a place at Campion College....

Peta-Ann Gentles - 'I remain confident in my abilities'
WESTERN BUREAU: WITH ONLY a month away from the most important external examination at the primary-school level, Peta-Ann Gentles feels she has done enough to help her score well on her Grade Six Achievement Test in March....

Things are going good for Jermaine
PORT ANTONIO, Portland: JERMAINE JAMES of Port Antonio Primary School is confident that he will put on a good performance come next month when thousands of the island's children sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

Brandon is ready!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester:IT'S BUSINESS as usual for Brandon Wilson of Bellefield Primary School as he settles back in school after the holidays and puts himself in good stead in preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)...

Buckling down as it gets closer to Crunch time
MAY PEN, Clarendon:SUZANNIE SCARLETT, grade-six teacher at Effortville Primary School, said Chavez Campbell is ready for the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)."Chavez is one of my students that I can say is ready...

No parking near US Embassy, Canadian High Commission
The traffic police are to enforce a strict no-parking rule in the immediate vicinity of both the United States (US) Embassy and the Canadian High Commission, in St Andrew."On Monday we started to sensitise motorists about this no-parking rule ...

Female astronaut encourages scientists to soar above expectations
"Dare to make a difference," was the challenge from the pioneering Dr Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut, who served six years as part of the United States (US) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) programme....

Gays stone J-FLAG - After being cleared from gov't property, homosexuals launch assault
The police are reporting that a disruptive group of youths from the homosexual community attacked the office of the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), after lawmen on the weekend cleared them off government-owned property...

Haitians said to be putting strain on Portland purse
Kensington, Portland: Claiming they were fleeing economic hardships, 25 Haitians, including a baby girl who was born in Jamaica, landed at Kensington in Portland yesterday morning.The group, which comprised 16 adult males...

Almost $10 billion cut from Budget
WITH REVENUES running $14.5 billion behind projections at the end of December, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday tabled a revised Budget in the House of Representatives, showing cuts amounting to $9.9...

PAAC to consider Estimates today
THE FIRST Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure which was tabled in Parliament yesterday will today be considered by Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC).Members of the PAAC, an expenditure oversight committee...

FINSAC commission gets less than desired
FOLLOWING INTENSE pressure for commissioners of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) Commission of Enquiry to be given the necessary funding to complete their job, the Government is proposing to spend a further $4.6 million on the body....

Family remembers former Gleaner advertising manager
Imelda Williams-Howell, former advertising manager at The Gleaner Company Limited, passed away on January 30 at age 94.Williams-Howell, who served as advertising manager at The Gleaner Company's Harbour Street and North Street locations, held the post...

MPs risk losing out on CDF allocations
PARLIAMENT'S CONSTITUENCY Development Fund (CDF) committee is bracing itself for a flood of projects from members of parliament (MPs) next Tuesday, the final day for submissions of projects...


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