Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | February 28, 2013
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'No fiddling while Rome burns' - Move to amend NHT Act not an admission of wrong, but a need to take quick action, says Gov't
The Government yesterday insisted that its proposed amendments to the National Housing Trust (NHT) Act is not an admission that the planned $45.6-billion drawdown from the state-owned agency is illegal....

Healing hearts, touching lives - Corporate Jamaica unites to fund construction of Cardiac Unit at Bustamante Hospital
Dr Michelle-Anne Richards-Dawson, senior medical officer at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), could not contain her joy yesterday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the well-needed cardiac unit on the grounds of the hospital....

Priceless buried treasure found
When 19-year-old Michael Taylor set out to work on Tuesday morning, he had no idea he was about to uncover a time capsule with a priceless treasure buried over a century ago that would blow him away....

Institute of Jamaica to examine century-old coins
Vincent Pollack, 66, who has spent his life in the downtown area, said he grew up hearing stories of a monastery being at that location before it became a warehouse for a pimento factory."From I growing up, I hear 'bout a seminary being here with...

We will prosecute on toll roads - Lewis
The head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Radcliffe Lewis, has described as unfortunate South West St Catherine Member of Parliament Everald Warmington's assertion that the issuing of traffic tickets to motorists...

400,000-case backlog! - Snail's pace in courts islandwide delays justice for many
With a crippling backlog of approximately 400,000 cases in the courts islandwide, a parliamentary oversight committee was in no mood yesterday for excuses as it sought answers from the justice ministry about plans to dramatically reduce the startling number....

Ugly cloud hangs over St James police ... Three cops arrested, escapee found at woman cop's home
Western Bureau: An eerie cloud of embarrassment is now hanging over the St James Police Division following news on Tuesday that a prisoner, who had escaped from the Freeport lock-up in Montego Bay in late January, was recaptured at the home of a policewoman on Sunday....

Myrie's CCJ case hearing in Jamaica next week
The Jamaica Conference Centre is the venue chosen for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to sit next week to hear the Shanique Myrie case.Myrie, a Jamaican, has taken the Barbadian government to the CCJ on allegations...

Government's legal-aid bill stands at $20 million
The Government owes about 200 attorneys-at-law more than $20 million for providing legal aid, and there are indications that the sum could increase.Hugh Faulkner, executive director of the Legal Aid Department, told a parliamentary oversight committee...

Munroe still awaiting Turks and Caicos' response on Sandals matter
More than a month after Professor Trevor Munroe wrote to the governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) regarding the recovery of US$12 million from Sandals Resorts International, the questions raised by the noted academic are still...

TEF boosts police fleet in resort areas
Properly policing Jamaica's resort areas is key to maintaining the country's top earner, tourism. National Security Minister Peter Bunting noted that in other countries, hotel rates were up to three times what Jamaica is receiving....


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