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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Wednesday | December 6, 2006

Local polls put off again - JLP expects to oppose delay in House debate today
Despite threats of "political action" from the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), the Government plans to again postpone Local Government elections, the second time this year, until December 31, 2007.

Big interest in PSOJ race, says Lopez

At a well-attended meeting, the membership of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) yesterday rejected reform proposals put forward by Scotiabank's Chief Executive Officer William 'Bill' Clarke.


Malaria update

Health Minister Horace Dalley, while addressing Parliament yesterday, gave the following update on the malaria outbreak in Jamaica. Malaria strain is plasmodium falciporum, most dangerous strain.


Hylton advocates sanctions to stop guideline breaches

Solicitor General Michael Hylton is recommending that guidelines for government procurement procedures be upgraded to regulations so that appropriate sanctions can be applied where breaches occur. Mr. Hylton made the recommendation....


Scrap the Secrets Act, says JLP

Chiding the Government for its "hypocrisy", the Opposition yesterday called for the immediate abolition of the Official Secrets Act. In a statement, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) said the colonial era legislation was outdated and could be used...


Main malaria breeding site found, treated

A breeding site suspected to be the main source of the Anopheles mosquito, which transmits malaria, was found and treated along Marcus Garvey Drive on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health.


Kingston volunteers recognised

Six volunteers in Kingston were officially recognised by Custos Canon Weeville Gordon and the International Volunteer Day Committee yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston.


Portia off, Peter in charge

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller left the island yesterday to attend the 30th Miami Conference of the Caribbean Basin in Miami, Florida, leaving Dr. Peter Phillips, the Minister of National Security, in charge of the Government.




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