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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Wednesday | October 10, 2007

CHANGE OF GUARD - Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Chief of Staff, Commish walk
WITHIN THE next two months, Jamaica will experience changes in the security directorate. Already, one such change has been confirmed, with Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, chief of staff of the Jamaica Defence Force, retiring and handing over command, effective October 27....

Government of Jamaica set to tap Universal Access Fund

The Government plans to tap the Universal Access Fund for $2.8 billion to help offset more than $15 billion of unreported spending inherited from the previous administration.Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, made the disclosure...

Showers force residents from homes

THIRTY-ONE persons, 21 of them children, turned to the Church for refuge yesterday after flood waters drove them out of their homes in Backlash, Yallahs in St. Thomas. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) said...

Government of Jamaica pumps $40m into health scheme

THE NUMBER of beneficiaries under the Government Employees Adminis-trative Services Only (GEASO) health scheme and their families, increased by more than 9,000 persons in the last two years, resulting in Government being forced to pay an additional $40 million ...

'More needed for mental health care'

AS THE world celebrates Mental Health Day today, consultant psychiatrist, Dr.Winston De La Haye, says more needs to be done to address mental illness in Jamaica. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feelings, mood, ability...

New chairman to stop financial loss at Jamaica Urban Transit Company

Newly appointed chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers, has been asked to help reduce the massive loss that the government-owned bus service is wracking up. The JUTC loses $100 million per month, according to Transport and Works Minister...

Fire for bullets - Gunmen hunt children with firebombs

AFTER THEY gassed and lit the house with six children inside, the group of heavily armed gunmen hid in the dark backyard and called out the names of the children one by one, hoping they would step outside, so they could kill them. Instead, the children, who live....

Jamaican businessman to be sent to US

Jamaican businessman Trevor Forbes is to be extradited to the United States to face drug -trafficking charges as a result of a United Kingdom Privy Council ruling on Monday. Forbes, 58, of Wickie Wackie, Bull Bay in St. Andrew, is to be tried...

The Gleaner Honour Awards: Helen Jacobs - The passionate professor

When Professor Helen Marjorie Jacobs was informed that she had been nominated for The Gleaner Honour Award 2007 for science and technology for her contribution to the field of Chemistry, her initial response was a combination of shock and apprehension ...

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