Jamaica Gleaner News

Published: Monday Wednesday | April 15, 2009

Fifth Summit of the Americas - Opportunity amid crisis
José Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organisation of American States.Opportunity amid crisis José Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary GeneralIn a few days, Trinidad and Tobago will host the democratically-elected leaders of the 34 member states of the... Read More...

Bolt's limited edition autographed Puma sneakers now on eBay
As not-for-profits seek to find creative ways to finance their programmes and survive in the current economic downturn, one charity is seeking to capitalise on the power of Internet and celebrity. The New York-based Jamaican charity, Children of Jamaica... Read More...

Prime minister fiddles while work is burning in the fields!
Two significant events happened while I was in third form at Jamaica College. Latin was banned from our school curriculum; and the head boy, or school captain, was the future prime minister, Bruce Orette Golding. Losing Latin was much to my dismay... Read More...

Neighbours moving hearts
I begin this week's article by acknowledging Brian's touching expression of neighbourliness - a big thing to a family in crisis at Mary Brown's Corner, St Andrew, last Sunday morning. Brian, who was on his way to Manchester... Read More...

Jamaica College principal honoured by Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston has awarded Jamaica College (JC) Principal Ruel Reid with the vocational service award in the field of education. The award was presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Kingston hotel in New Kingston last... Read More...

Elderly fêted in Spanish Town
Tears of joy ran down the cheeks of a number of needy persons in St Catherine, who were fêted in Munamar Square, Spanish Town, on Easter Sunday with music and food provided by a businessman from the parish. Read More...

Roving with Lalah - feedback
The following are feedback letters to our very popular series Roving with Lalah which now appears every Tuesday. - Keeping me in high spirits - Dear Robert:I've spoken to you previously via AOL about your book before it came out. Read More...

Leading African HIV/AIDS activist to give public lecture
WINSTONE ZULU, one of Africa's best-known advocates for awareness and action on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB), is visiting the University of the West Indies' Mona Campus this month.Zulu will visit on April 16 and 17, and will deliver a public lecture... Read More...

Office of Utilities Regulation begins public consultations on JPS tariff review
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) will today begin its public consultations on the application from the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) for a rate increase.The consultation will be held at the Old Marina in Port Antonio, Portland... Read More...

Accross the nation
Minister of Water and Housing, Dr Horace Chang last Wednesday handed over a letter of commitment for approximately $6 million to the Western Society for the Upliftment of Children (WSUC), an organisation which seeks to educate needy and disenfranchised... Read More...