|GLEANER EDITORS' FORUM: 'Give us a vision' - Young people say they will vote if politicians debate the issues
Some young Jamaicans are vowing to stay away from the upcoming polls until the major political parties clearly articulate the way forward for the country. "Give me a vision! Tell me how! Let me know what my role is supposed to be!" Sriya Smalling, a student....
Teachers honoured with Golden Torch
Diabetes took Yvonne Malabver's sight in December 2003. Still, with no sight, Ms. Malabver, a mathematics teacher, remained in the classroom for another five months before going on early retirement in 2004. The former Spanish Town High School senior teacher...
'We are still alive' - NDM to contest election
Many thought they would not survive the test of time, but the National Democratic Movement (NDM) will be contesting the upcoming general election. Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, NDM leader, Earl Delisser, said: "We are still very much alive."...
Former cop pleads guilty to fraud charges
A former policewoman who was accused of defrauding the Police Federation of over $1 million has pleaded guilty to the charges. Camille Richards, who was the welfare secretary at the Police Federation, promised to make restitution after she pleaded guilty...
Where will our jobs come from?
One of the main issues occupying the minds of the voters in the constituency of St. Elizabeth South West is job creation. They are urging whoever wins the seat in the next general election to come,with projects to create new opportunities.
Reviewing the Code of Conduct
The Political Code of Conduct is an eight-point document agreed to in Parliament in September 2005. It applies to all officials of political parties. Below are the second, third and fourth points as outlined in the code.
Anticipated boost for tourism sector
The current political campaign and anticipation of general elections this year, have had no negative effects on the country's tourism sector, according to Director of Tourism Basil Smith. Speaking yesterday at the weekly luncheon of the Rotary Club of Kingston...
Witnesses open doors for all to 'follow Christ'
MONTEGO BAY, St. James: Thousands are expected to gather at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium today for the 'District Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses', which follows a massive three-week effort to invite as many persons as possible to attend.
'We had competent people, but no time' - Ministry says other factors led to Access Fund payout
After much public outcry over the payment of more than $28 million in 19 months for legal services out of the controversial Universal Access Fund (UAF) for legal services, Dr. Jean Dixon, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, has admitted...
45 MILESTONES - A new nation was born
The time, midnight; the place, the National Stadium. The lights were switched off for one minute. The Union Jack, Britain's red, white and blue flag, was lowered. Up went, in its place, the new black, green and gold that was Jamaica's national flag.