|'Dirty money' - Police probe legitimacy of NSWMA contractors
Payments to contractors hired to conduct the Hurricane Dean clean-up exercise have been temporarily suspended while the police conduct a probe to establish their legitimacy. This is according to Joan Gordon-Webley, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).
No death penalty referendum
The Government says it has no plans at this time to hold a referendum on the future of the death penalty in Jamaica. This came yesterday from Attorney-General Dorothy Lightbourne in response to Senator A.J.
Ex-Gleaner director, Richard Ashenheim, is dead
RICHARD Ashenheim, who served on The Gleaner's board of directors for nearly 40 years, died yesterday in Bermuda, a family spokesperson said. He was 80 years old. Mr. Ashenheim, who went to live in Bermuda in early 2006, is survived by his wife Ursula, sons Michael and Lewis, and four grandchildren.
Cabinet rejects health scheme award to LOJ
Cabinet has rejected the proposal for the award of the public sector health insurance scheme to Life of Jamaica (LOJ and has instead instructed that the contract be again put to tender.
Police groups accept Lewin
The main interest groups of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) - the Police Federation and the Police Officers Association (POA) - have finally accepted the decision of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to appoint Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin as the next commissioner of police.
Rhodd calls for unity in Portland Parish Council
Member of Parliament for Eastern Portland, Dr. Donald Rhodd, has called on members of the Portland parish council to work together to send a signal to the rest of Jamaica that political unity is important in achieving the nation's goals.
Correction and clarification
We incorrectly stated in our Thursday, December 13, editorial that members of the PSC had gone to court to challenge the Prime Minister's decision to dismiss them.