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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Wednesday | November 14, 2007

Lights out! - PNP spokesmen Paulwell, Spencer resign portfolios
People's National Party (PNP) Members of Parliament Phillip Paulwell and Kern Spencer, who resigned as shadow spokespersons for the Opposition, were yesterday absent from Parliament for the first time since taking the oath of office on September 27...

Trafigura not going away

A number of public officials under the previous administration could be embroiled in a bribery scandal, if the allegations from Dutch officials investigating the $31 million donation to the CCOC account linked to former general secretary of the People's National Party...

UK a looming challenge for Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB

LONDON, England: The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) will have to step up its United Kingdom marketing budget in order to reduce the deficit of 37,000 seats caused by Air Jamaica's permanent departure from the London Heathrow International Airport last month....

Kingston road bill at $750 million

Mayor of Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, yesterday estimated the damage to the road network in Kingston and St. Andrew at $750 million. The mayor made the disclosure while announcing that some funds would be allocated to the council from the Transport and Works Ministry to fix some...

Government pensions to increase in Jamaica

Effective next month, Government pensioners, including widows, widowers and dependents, are to receive increased payments retroactive to July 1, 2007.The increases will benefit 20,122 pensioners paid by the Accountant General, 86.5 per cent of the total...

New commish by January 1, 2008 - Smith

A new commissioner of police will be appointed by January 1, according to Minister of National Security, Derrick Smith. Mr.Smith said that the Police Service Commission (PSC), the body responsible for appointing a commissioner, was conducting interviews...

Farm worker's family gets bereavement benefits

Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles yesterday met with the family of Jamaican farm worker, Clarford Tapper, who was recently killed in a motor vehicle accident while working on the overseas programme. It was a tearful and emotional scene ...

'Hospital waiting periods too long'

Health Minister Rudyard Spencer says he was concerned about the long waiting period patients undergo when they visit public hospitals across the island.As such the minister is to meet with all the stakeholders in the health...





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