|Former Dyoll CEO arrested - Mark Thwaites charged with breaches of the Insurance Act
FIVE MONTHS after his resignation from the Dyoll Group, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 47-year-old Mark Thwaites, was yesterday arrested and charged with four counts of breaches of the Insurance Act.
'Ivan' cheques to be issued next week - PM
SOME 64,000 persons affected by Hurricane Ivan will each begin to receive their $5,000 cheques next week, Prime Minister P.J. Patterson promised yesterday. He was responding to comments Opposition Leader Bruce Golding made on Tuesday ...
'Emily' to pass south of Jamaica
TROPICAL STORM Emily is maintaining its westward movement towards the central Caribbean area. However, the National Meteorological Centre said the storm is expected to pass just south of Jamaica.
Little interest in Budget Debate
THE 2005/2006 Budget Debate failed to spark the interest of the general population, according to the latest Gleaner-commissioned Don Anderson poll. But while only about 28 per cent of all persons interviewed claimed to have watched...
'Zekes' denied bail
WELL-KNOWN MATTHEWS Lane resident Donald 'Zekes' Phipps was denied bail when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court yesterday. Phipps and Kingston labourer Garfield Williams are facing a double murder charge.
Cops in alleged car-stealing ring granted bail
THE FOUR policemen who have been charged in connection with a car-stealing ring were each granted bail in the sum of $750,000 with sureties when they appeared yesterday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
Students to benefit from joint learning project
THROUGH AN agreement between Applied Scholastics, a non-profit public benefit educational organisation and the Ministry of Education, hundreds of Jamaican students will take charge of their own education this summer.
Gender Advisory Committee launched
DR. PAUL Robertson, Minister for Development with responsibility for gender affairs yesterday launched a 15-member Gender Advisory Committee (GAC). Dr. Robertson said that the committee would be making recommendations...
Parking metres on standstill - KCCIC puts brakes on installation project
PLANS BEING spearheaded by the National Investment Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ) to install parking metres across the Corporate Area are stuck in park. Cabinet had approved the implementation of the multi-million dollar project more than three years ago.