|Cabinet ponders cash schemes
FINANCE Ministers Audley Shaw and Don Wehby will tomorrow report to Cabinet on the outcome of a meeting held on the weekend, which could help determine the fate o investment schemes.
Poverty haunts the elderly - Real numbers being missed by official statistics
Denise Eldemire-Shearer, professor of public health and ageing at the University of the West Indies, is concerned that large numbers of elderly people living below the poverty line are going undetected by social and planning agencies. Furthermore, she is advocating the introduction of compulsory pension benefits to provide economic support for people during their twilight years.
Air Jamaica offloading staff
The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that the new Air Jamaica board has recommended that 30 per cent of the national carrier's employees be made redundant. The decision was made at a recent retreat of the board which is headed by executive chairman, Shirley Williams.
Bread price rises again
Consumers are to face another steep increase in the cost of baked products tomorrow as a result of a further 22 per cent addition to the cost of bakery flour and related goods.
Peter not afraid to challenge Portia ...but focusing on rebuilding PNP
TWO HUNDRED and thirty seven delegates' votes separated Portia Simpson Miller from Dr. Peter Phillips in the People's National Party (PNP) presidential election in February 2006, which propelled Simpson Miller to the head of the party.
Bartlett bashes church's anti-casino stance
"Hypocritical". That is how former lay preacher and current Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, describes the Church's campaign against casino gambling. He told The Sunday Gleaner that the interest groups that have been lobbying against the official advent of casino gaming are silent on other forms of betting, gaming and lotteries.
Green Bay survivors remember - 30 years after killings
After his narrow escape from the jaws of death 30 years ago at the Green Bay military range in St. Catherine, Ian Brown is still shell-shocked. He remembers the controversial killings as if it had happened yesterday.