|100 days of Golding: 'It is a basket of success and failures' - analysts
Political commentators and the parliamentary Opposition have identified a mixture of success and failures in the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) first 100 days in office.
UTech student gunned down
The promising future of yet another Jamaican youth has been cut short. Diondra Morris, 21-year-old second-year student at the University of Technology (UTech), was fatally shot at the gate of her boarding facility in Papine, St. Andrew, as she made her way home with a group of friends from a fête on the university's campus early yesterday morning.
Break the silence - Police should lead by example
The police need to break their silence too! That is the view of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mark Shields who believes the police must lead by example. The former Scotland Yard Detective tells The Sunday Gleaner that it would be hypocritical for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to urge citizens to give information on crimes when its own members are silent on corruption in the force.
Hastening death penalty petitions
The Government is contemplating the option of shortening the time available to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for consideration of petitions from Jamaicans condemned to die. This is not going down very well, however, with one prominent human rights advocate.
100 days of Golding - Slow going on the legislative front
The first 100 days of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government are winding down, and a number of issues the administration pledged to address within its first 100 days are still waiting to be attended to.
100 days of Golding - West mixed about PM's stewardship
In his inauguration speech on September 11, Prime Minister Bruce Golding set the timetable for a number of projects and programmes his government would implement within the first 100 days of his stewardship. Below, Western Jamaica's business and civic leaders express their views on the performance of the Jamaica Labour government to date.
Lawyers land victory over the Jamaican Bar Association
The Jamaican Bar Association and the lawyers whose offices were searched by the police in January 2003, and clients' files removed, have finally won their legal battle against the Attorney-General and the Director of Public Prosecutions.
'PM acted in bad faith'
On Thursday, the five-member strong Public Service Commission (PSC) was given its marching orders by the Governor-General, acting on advice from Prime Minister Bruce Golding. The instruments of revocation were received just hours before a pending showdown between the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller, who was seeking an injunction to prevent the dismissal of the PSC members.