Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
Published: Monday Monday | March 16, 2009
Gone with the wind - Electricity bills cut 90% as windmills blow into Portmore
While most electricity consumers are skittish in the wake of a requested rate hike by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), some residents in Portmore, St Catherine, are letting out a big yawn. For them, paying power charges is a breeze - literally... Read More...What exactly is a solar-wind hybrid energy system?
A solar-wind hybrid system is not as complex as it sounds. Hybrid simply means that more than one systems have been woven together to achieve a common purpose. Those two systems are first, solar energy and second, energy from the wind. Residents power their home during the day... Read More...Helper turns nurse - Midwife delivers career switch at 45
If life begins at 40, as is the mantra of the archetypal career woman, Verona Grant-Brissett strapped up to get in the game just after the opening whistle had blown.But time has never been on her side. A topsy-turvy life from serving as a pre-teen surrogate mother... Read More...New trial ordered for murder convict
The Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for 38-year-old cosmetologist Janet Douglas of Ziadie Gardens, St Andrew, who was convicted in May 2005 for the murder of the wife of a policeman. Douglas was convicted in the Home Circuit Court of the murder of 32-year-old dressmaker... Read More...Doc aims to heal Flankers' reputation
WESTERN BUREAU: Like many inner cities across Jamaica, the community of Flankers in St James suffers from the debilitating stigma of crime and violence.But residents like 30-year-old medical doctor Jason Anderson paint a positive picture of the Montego Bay community.... Read More...Email blunder costs PM's aide her job
A JAMAICA House employee who inadvertently sent out budgetary details of Prime Minister Bruce Golding's proposed expenditure on a range of items was dismissed last Wednesday, a day after the blunder, The Gleaner has been reliably informed... Read More...Ennis was lazy - Shaw
Finance Minister Audley Shaw has condemned the People's National Party (PNP) for what he calls its neglect of the West Portland constituency while in power, tagging former parliamentary colleague Errol Ennis "a lazy MP". Read More...Gravel Heights outlaw slain
James Hinds, one of Jamaica's most-wanted criminals, was killed Saturday night in an alleged shoot-out with the security forces.Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn, spokesman for special squad, Operation Kingfish, said a police-military team spotted Hinds in Portmore... Read More...'Corruption in Jamaica declining' - But USAID says public perception still strong
There has been a decline in corruption in Jamaica since 2006 says Dr Karen Hilliard, director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Hilliard said the USAID began conducting democracy surveys in Jamaica ... Read More...Committee successfully sues Portmore council
The Portmore Municipal Support Committee has won a case against the Portmore Municipal Council. The award was $480,300 in damages and costs. When the head of the Portmore Municipal Council Keith Hinds was contacted by phone, he said his attorney had not formally informed... Read More...Parishes need more resources, says Tufton
WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Agriculture Dr Christopher Tufton says many of the island's parish development committees (PDCS) are unable to fulfil their mandates, including the preparation of sustainable parish development plans because of inadequate... Read More...