Jamaica Gleaner News

Published: Monday Sunday | January 25, 2009

Government to review tax incentive schemes
GOVERNMENT PLANS to rationalise the plethora of tax-incentive schemes, starting in the next financial year. A blueprint of tax-reform measures is to be ready in time for the preparation of the 2009-2010 Budget, says Don Wehby, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

Woman dies in crash
A WOMAN was killed and 14 persons injured in a motor-vehicle collision in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, yesterday morning. Dead is Melrose Anderson, 27, of Cheapside, Manchester.

Stealing land - Con artists transfer titles without the knowledge of the owner
LOCAL CON ARTISTS have turned their attention to land titles, ripping off legitimate landowners of millions of dollars. Last year, fraudulent land transfers reported to the police totalled just over $85 million.

Command performance - Lionel Richie sizzles at jazz festival
"EXCEPTIONAL", "AWESOME", "sexy", "soul-inspiring" were some of the expressions from the lips of satisfied patrons who hungrily ate and obediently chorused every musical note that echoed from Lionel Richie at the 2009 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival on Friday night.

Teenager needs emergency heart surgery
DIANNE McDONALD, 37-year-old cosme-tologist of Sydenham in Spanish town, is asking for help for her son, 16-year-old Davion King. The 10th-grade student of Innswood High School has rheumatic heart disease and is in need of emergency surgery, for which his mother says she cannot pay.

US missiles strike Pakistan
New United States (US) President Barack Obama has given his clearest indication yet that the fight against terrorism will be at the top of his agenda, with an early military strike.

Barack Obama pitches economic recovery plan
President Barack Obama took to the airwaves yesterday to promote his economic aid plan by emphasising how it would benefit ordinary Americans: thousands of better schools, lower electricity bills, and health coverage for millions who lose their insurance along with their jobs.