Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
Published: Monday Tuesday | March 24, 2009
Vaz returns - JLP takes back West Portland in landslide victory
West Portland yesterday forcefully rejected an application from People's National Party (PNP) candidate Kenneth Rowe to be its member of parliament, and opted instead to have the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Daryl Vaz resume representing it in the House of Representatives. Read More...Voters turn out
The nation's two major political parties spared no effort yesterday in getting voters out to the polls for the by-election in West Portland. Below are images of the elderly who were taken to place... Read More...We need you - Salvation Army urges Jamaicans to donate, donate, donate
When times are tough, the Salvation Army is normally around to lend a helping hand.Now that the number of persons facing tough times has increased, it's the Salvation Army that needs help. It makes sense after all; the economy takes a nosedive... Read More...'Don't swot for GSAT'
Eulie Mantock, Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) teacher at St Richard's Primary School in St Andrew, is warning parents against forcing their children to cram for the examination this late in the game. The GSAT, which guides the placement of students... Read More...Supporters bring party vibes
In the Portland hills grey, pregnant clouds threatened, but the heavy rain characteristic of these parts seemed reluctant to put a damper on election-day activities in places like Craig Hill and Belvedere. All was quiet, with no lines at the polling stations... Read More...Fake cop quizzed
WESTERN BUREAU: Twenty-three-year-old fake cop, Courtney Grayson, yesterday underwent gruelling questioning from the anti-corruption unit regarding how he successfully breached security at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) over the last six months... Read More...PAC to probe AG's report
PARLIAMENT'S HARD-hitting Public Accounts Commit-tee (PAC) will meet today for the first time this year to examine the auditor general's report for the financial year ended March 31, 2008.The auditor general's report had raised concerns about improper... Read More...New Turks and Caicos premier sworn in
Hours after embattled premier of the Turks and Caicos, Michael Misick stepped down, he was yesterday replaced by businessman Oliver Galmo Williams, a member of his organisation, the Progressive National Party (PNP). PNP Chairman Don Hugh Gardener told... Read More...Beauty & the bees
This week, The Gleaner's Ian Allen invites you to share his views of beautyand the bees... Read More...Tuesdaytalk - Hottest topics on the cocktail circuit
Bikers strike again 1. The once-popular eatery in the city has had to close its doors because of massive losses - which seems puzzling since it was always well patronised. However, when the proprietors sat down recently to discuss ... Read More...