They made the news….
Lloyd B Smith
News late last week that the publisher-turned-politician was pulling out of the race to represent the People's National Party in Central St James came like a bombshell despite his failure to capture the support of a majority of the delegates in the constituency in a previous selection exercise.
Portia Simpson Miller
The PNP president and prime minister used the platform of her party's 77th annual conference to promise the creation of at least 28,000 new jobs within the next five years, among other goodies, as she posited that her party deserves another term in office.
The PNP councillor was booted as the chairman of the Prickly Pole Primary School in Claremont, St Ann, with immediate effect by Education Minister Ronald Thwaites. The outspoken Robb-Oddman is reportedly considering legal action over her dismissal.
News that the British prime minister is to visit to Jamaica this week sparked a firestorm as persons called for him to address the issue of reparations while others urged Jamaican legislators to settle for nothing short of an apology for Britian's role in slavery.
With a general election on the horizon, the World Bank country manager last week urged whichever political party emerges victorious to stay the economic course being charted by Jamaica under the International Monetary Fund's extended fund facility.
The former general manager of the ATL Pension Fund hit the headlines after she won her case against her previous employer. The Industrial Disputes Tribunal ruled that Barber was unjustifiably dismissed and should be reinstated on or before October 12. The tribunal ruled that if there is a
failure to comply with the order for reinstatement with full emoluments, she must be compensated in the amount of 260 weeks total emoluments, in full and final settlement, for the unjustified termination.