Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

Published: Monday Tuesday | December 23, 2008

Breadwinners gone - More than 50 children in Portland lose a parent
MORE THAN 50 children lost at least one parent in the tragic motor-vehicle accident in the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Friday night. Daryl Vaz, state minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, told The Gleaner yesterday afternoon...

Visitors pour in despite economic woes
DESPITE THE global economic crisis, some returning residents and first-timers have still chosen to make Jamaica their destination of travel, flocking to the island to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year. Although the number of persons present at the Norman Manley ...

Public warned against burning garbage
THE FIRE department is imploring persons involved in Christmas clean-ups not to dispose of their garbage by burning. Yesterday, residents of 'Staths' Lane, off Spanish Town Road in southwest St Andrew, started a massive blaze as they tried to clear a bushy area ...

NHF grants $4m for dental school's new bus
The National Health Fund has approved a grant of $4 million for the purchase of a new school bus for the Dental Auxiliary School, located on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston.The bus is to be used in the school's programme to transport patients from early-childhood institutions...

More cop patrols for Yuletide season
TO HELP minimise fear among shoppers this festive season, the police have increased their presence on the streets by at least 800 men and women, says Karl Angell, director of communications at the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Of this number, 500 were taken...

Christmas blues - Jamaicans being urged not to overspend this season
EVEN IN these gloomy economic times, Jamaicans have started to flood the malls and markets this holiday season and no doubt many will forget their budgets and spend more than they can afford. This could leave scores of persons unable to navigate the troubled waters expected...

Where is the driver?
AFTER THREE days of relentless searching for the man known only as 'Chris', who was allegedly the driver of the ill-fated truck that plunged into a ravine at Dam Bridge, Portland, the police are now appealing to residents for assistance in finding him...

'We want better farm roads'
The nation's farmers are demanding that Government immediately implement measures to rehabilitate farm roads and rural thoroughfares. Norman Grant, president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), while offering condolences to the relatives of the 14 people killed ...

Tuesday talk - hottest topics on the cocktail circuit
In sickness1 "In sickness and in health", the words from the famous vow, have become so relevant for that high-profile couple. They were separated and were on the brink of getting a divorce when he became ill and love...