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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Thursday | August 30, 2007

Jamaica Labour Party takes lead - Portia's People's National Party drops two points - Poor hurricane relief hurts ruling party
With the general election just four days away, the Bruce Golding-led Jamaica Labour Party has opened up a four percentage point lead in popular support over the Portia Simpson Miller-led People's National Party, which appears to have suffered a political fallout...

Residents to be relocated

Taking lessons from the onslaught of Hurricane Dean, the Government has resolved to relocate residents in areas vulnerable to disasters. In an address to the nation last night, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said relief to victims was putting...

Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) reports 72 per cent turnout on Tuesday

Of the 33,288 persons enumerated to vote on Tuesday when members of the security forces and election day workers cast their ballots, 24,030 exercised their franchise. Professor Errol Miller, chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), noted that this represented a 72 per cent...

National Water Commission (NWC) boasts 93 per cent restoration - Power company says employees attacked

More than a week after the passage of Hurricane Dean, the National Water Commission (NWC) said the majority of its systems are now up and running, giving 93 per cent of its normal production capacity. The NWC said the systems that have been restored are being operated...

New Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) president wants safer schools

Newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Ena Barclay, says bold initiatives should be undertaken to prevent schools from sliding into chaos and anarchy."The education system is experiencing one of the most challenging periods in its history," Mrs. Barclay said...

Poor work compounded 'Dean' damage in schools

OCHO RIOS, St.Ann: The Ministry of Education and Youth yesterday admitted that the poor quality of work done on schoolsby some contractors could have resulted in them being badly damaged by Hurricane Dean, which lashed the island on August 19. Preliminary estimates conducted...

'Ivan' déjà vu in Old Harbour Bay

The residents of Old Harbour Bay in St. Catherine spoke with passion yesterday as they described going through circumstances, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dean, which were extremely similar to their experiences three years ago in the wake of Hurricane Ivan.

US outlines new measures for green card holders

WASHINGTON, (CMC): The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is urging Caribbean and other immigrants with green cards without expiration dates to immediately replace them or face penalties. The division of the Department of Homeland Security...

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