Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | February 20, 2013
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Prepaid power? - Gov't flirts with possibility of buying electricity before actual use
The prospect of buying prepaid electricity may soon become a reality if a pilot project which is currently being undertaken proves feasible, Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell told the House of Representatives yesterday....

Real estate players jittery about tax
AT LEAST two major players in the real estate market say the sharp increase in property tax, transfer tax and stamp duty will have a significant impact on the cost of housing, particularly in the middle and upper...

Championing peace among rival schools - 'Peace for Champs' is five years and running
With the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships three weeks away, anticipation mounts for the impending fierce battles for the coveted titles at the National Stadium from March 12-16....

Jamaica College kicks off Gospel Crusade 2013
By the time this week is over, the Lord's army may have a few more soldiers.Jamaica College's Gospel Crusade 2013 kicked off on Tuesday with the first- and second-form students...

We cannot roll over and play dead - McCook
Given the dire economic situation Jamaica is currently facing, the media and its clients cannot afford to roll over and play dead, urged Oral McCook, chief executive officer of OGM Integrated Communications....

Cops to investigate claims Williams shot himself
The Jamaican police have indicated that there will be a standard investigation into reports that Opposition Senator Arthur Williams accidentally shot himself at a New Kingston restaurant early yesterday morning.The firearm used in the incident is now...

'An absolutely great move'
The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) has welcomed the news that its members are to see a reduction in the amount they pay on their electricity bill in the near future."It's an absolutely great move, we have been...

Agri waiting to exhale
If the agricultural sector had been holding its breath, waiting on the Government's promised publicity campaign to revive interest in curbing the growing wave of farm theft, then every farmer would...

The law has teeth, use it!
Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordinator, Reginald Grant believes that while streamlining and updating of relevant laws are necessary, policemen and women could make a bigger dent in praedial larceny by more judicious use of the statutes relating to this...

Stop messing with racing!
Another year has come and gone and the racing industry faces a new year with challenges no less daunting than those which face every economic and social fabric of our country...

Grenada landslide
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):The main opposition New National Party (NNP) is on the verge of repeating the results of the 1999 general election when it won all 15 seats.Preliminary results issued here so far, show that the NNP, headed by former prime...

DPP seeks Christopher Hooper
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is asking Christopher Hooper whose last known address was 5 Oxford Street, Hannah Town, Kingston, or anyone knowing his whereabouts to contact the office, or telephone 9226321 or 3699015....

Improve Jamaica's tax-collection system
Where is Jamaica now?TOMORROW IS the deadline for investors to agree and submit to the conditions of the National Debt Exchange (NDX) (JDX2) necessary to help the country receive the US$750 million...


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