|'Don't blame me!' - Permanent secretary breaks silence on light-bulb saga
WHILE CHARGES have been levied against former Junior Minister Kern Spencer and two others for their involvement in the Cuban light-bulb scandal, critics have questioned the role of Dr Jean Dixon, permanent secretary in the Energy Ministry. She kept her silence. Not any more.
Ocho Rios, Montego Bay will feel cruise ship pinch
Local tourism interests fear Jamaica's cruise-ship capital, Ocho Rios, and tourism Mecca, Montego Bay, will feel the brunt of the reduction in cruise ships this summer as the liners change to Mediterranean and South American itineraries.
M16 was needed in the 1980s - Spaulding
WINSTON SPAULDING, the man under whose watch as minister of national security the M16 assault rifle was introduced to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), says the importation of the military weapon was necessary as the police were fighting men with much greater firepower.
Hotel pollution drives fish away - UWI scientist downplays impact of climate change
IN RESPONSE to a recent Gleaner story which related that scientists had zeroed in on climate change and the global warming phenomenon as the major factor driving shoals of fish from Caribbean waters, University of the West Indies lecturer, Dr Karl Aiken says this is not entirely true.
Dealing with the weapons crisis in schools
In light of recent incidents where children have been killed by other children during disputes, Children's Advocate Mary Clarke is calling for greater vigilance from parents. Clarke is urging parents to search children and their bags on a regular basis, to prevent them from carrying weapons to school or elsewhere.
Fight against corrupt cops gathers steam
THE ANTI-CORRUPTION Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is being kept busy receiving and investigating complaints against rogue cops. And it was no different last Thursday night, when Commissioner of Police Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Justin Felice received over 90 calls from the public...