Editors' forum: Cricket danger - 2007 tournament in trouble if Sunset laws not passed in 11 days

Officials of the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 are expressing concern that seven Caribbean countries slated to host the event are yet to pass laws to facilitate its staging.

US$100 million for CARICOM

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Spanish officials met in Kingston yesterday to deliberate over the European Union's (EU) proposal to increase its aid package to the region fivefold over the next four years.

Environmentalists move to 'Save the Cockpit Country'

Upset about what it said are plans by a major company to start mining the Cockpit Country for bauxite, a group of environmentalists has lashed out at the idea and are planning a national and international 'Save the Cockpit Country' campaign.

National Commercial Bank (NCB) to charge for bill payments soon - OUR, CAC concerned

Effective November 1, customers paying their utility bills at National Commercial Bank (NCB), will have to pay a fee to do so. A notice in The Sunday Gleaner of October 15 stated that the service, which for many years has been free, will attract a fee

Agri Ministry takes show on the road

The Ministry of Agriculture will be staging five road shows across the island, starting next week, to intensify the ministry's drive to harness capital from private sector interests. As part of the initiative to promote winners...

Welsh denies murder charge

People's National Party activist, 59-year-old Milton 'Tony' Welsh, gave an unsworn statement yesterday denying that he murdered 22-year-old Damion Hussey, of Golden Spring, St. Andrew.

Paulwell files suit against Golding

Phillip Paulwell, the Minister of Industry, Commerce Science and Technology with Energy, has made good on his threat to sue Opposition Leader, Bruce Golding, for statements he made in connection with the payment.

Samuda to know fate next week - Privileges Committee to decide punishment

The Privileges Committee of Parliament will meet next week to determine sanctions against Member of Parliament for North Central St. Andrew, Karl Samuda, for "deliberately misleading" the House of Representatives...

Spellers make good on second chances

It was a day of second chances yesterday in the Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee competition. In Trelawny, Oshane Grant of First Hill All-Age, was on the brink of defeat, but Samantha Wickie of Holland High could not spell n-i-n-e-t-i-e-t-h ...

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