Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | February 16, 2013
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IMF's eyes on public sector
Although the Inter-national Monetary Fund (IMF) team in Jamaica has given its support to measures outlined by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, it appears that one major hurdle stands in the way of the finalisation of an extended fund facility that would make US$750 million available to Jamaica over the next four years.

Prevent reporters from publishing private notes, Montague urges Senate
OPPOSITION SENATOR Robert Montague is suggesting that the Standing Orders of Parliament should be amended to apply sanctions to snooping reporters who publish the private notes of lawmakers.

Fare increases coming
The Transport Ministry yesterday revealed that it is now close to asking Cabinet to consider a proposed fare increase for the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).

Reaching out to children with special needs
WHEN JANET Hardie (aka Diane), proprietor of Cabotine de Cres Boutique in St Ann's Bay, decided to stage the Miss St Ann Beauty Pageant last December, she immediately thought of giving back to the community.

Interactive learning - Bellas Gate Primary takes different approach to prepare GSAT students
SEVENTEEN BOYS and four girls at Bellas Gate Primary School in deep rural St Catherine will be sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) next month.

16-month wait for Garvey - Plans to restore hero's birthplace unclear
SIXTEEN MONTHS after then Prime Minister Bruce Golding broke ground in October 2011 to signal the start of the restoration of the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Garvey at 32 Market Street in St Ann's Bay, the property remains untouched.

Hospitals get needed health-care supplies
Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica handed over well-needed health-care supplies to the Ministry of Health at a special presentation ceremony at the Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, office of the charity on Tuesday. On hand to receive the donations was Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson.

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