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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Sunday | April 13, 2008

'No MOU for NWU' - Union boss wants better package from Government or else
Yet another union says it will not be signing the next memorandum of understanding if certain adjustments are not made. President of the National Workers' Union Vincent Morrison yesterday told The Gleaner/Power 106 news that if Government failed to offer NWU-represented workers an improved wage package, the union's signature might not be affixed to MOU3.

NWC banking on proposed tariff increase

The National Water Commission (NWC) is banking on a proposed tariff increase to bail it out of its financial troubles. The NWC lost $2.5 billion last year but is anticipating a turnaround in the numbers this year, based on the anticipated increase.

Carlos Hill to be questioned tomorrow

Bertram Hill, brother of Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill, and Peter Wilson, chief financial officer of the group, were questioned yesterday by members of the Organised Crime Investigation Division. However, they have not been charged and remained in the Horizon Adult Remand Centre last night.

Spanish investor eyes airport

Satisfied with its US$160 million (J$11.2 billion) investment in the Sangster International Airport, Spanish investor Abertis is now eyeing Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA), the company's president Demetrio Ullastres has disclosed.

Government had to tax motorists - analyst

Government's decision to raise motor vehicle licensing fees by 50 per cent was inevitable, says financial analyst Dr Neville Swaby. Motor vehicle examination and other related fees are also to be increased.

Unbreakable Vaz

HIS FIRST stop was East Portland, from whence he led the Jamaica Labour Party campaign in the 2003 local government election. Daryl Vaz, however, did not stay to attempt to unseat Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Donald Rhodd. Instead, he slid over to West Portland. This was much easier political territory.

Dabdoub makes courtroom victory a habit

WEST PORTLAND is a constituency from which many People's National Party (PNP) parliamentary hopefuls stayed away in the 2007 general election. Doreen Forbes, who was first selected to represent the party, pulled out even before the campaign had gathered steam.

'Dual citizenship provision needs amendment'

KARL SAMUDA, general secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), believes the time has come to revisit the constitutional provision that prohibits persons who have sworn allegiance or obedience to a foreign power from being members of the legislature.

Gloomy prospects for Cash Plus investors

The weeks ahead look gloomy for the nearly 40,000 investors of Cash Plus Limited as it now appears that its embattled head, Carlos Hill, might have lied about the number of assets he claimed the company owned.

Restriction lifts could revive aviation industry - Lewis

The lifting of restrictive aerodrome regulations could see a return to the viability of the local aviation industry, says Colonel Torrance Lewis, director general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA).

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