Jamaica Gleaner News
Published: Monday Wednesday | July 15, 2009
Protect our children from abuse
Hi Neighbour! Pretty sure you would agree that many neighbours are alive and well this week not so much by their own doing but because of their neighbours' benevolence, combined with God's providence. Read More...Simpson Miller 'irresponsible'
Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland: Even before an extensive statement released on the weekend, Finance Minister Audley Shaw blasted Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller last Thursday night in response to criticism of his handling of the Government's bid... Read More...Walker questions OCG probe powers
Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he will be launching his own investigation into whether the Contractor General Act indeed grants the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) the right to investigate auctions run by the Department of Customs... Read More...Students, parents reap the benefits of saving
Come September, Raheem Webster will be going to high school with the required books and other belongings, courtesy of a $100,000 prize won by his father.Young Webster was one of six successful students who benefited from the Jamaica Police Co-operative... Read More...US professor credits Jamaica education for her success
A United States university professor has credited Jamaica's education system for her career success. "I got a good foundation in Jamaica, it was excellent. It was when I went abroad that I realised," said Dr Thorell Porter-Tsomondo, professor of English... Read More...Shanoya sets her eyes on the prize
WESTERN BUREAU: Shanoya Brissett of Warsop All-Age School in Trelawny is a born leader, says her teacher Erna Smith."She is just an adorable child without the challenges that affect adolescents," Smith told The Gleaner... Read More...A look inside our very own Mexico
Somewhere in the hills of St Catherine lies a little community named Mexico, or 'Mestico', as the inhabitants tend to pronounce it.However, they are nothing like the citizens of the Latin American country. Read More...Tax dodgers slowing Portmore development
Six years after citizens of Portmore, St Catherine, selected their first mayor, the municipality is still bedevilled by challenges. Mayor Keith Hinds has expressed concerns about the development of the area, which is crippled... Read More...Opposition wants PM to fire Shaw
The Parliamentary Opposition has hit back at Finance Minister Audley Shaw and called on Prime Minister Bruce Golding to give him the boot."Based on his (Shaw's) track record, absence from the IMF negotiation and limited role in preparation of the Budget... Read More...Official makes pitch for security upgrade
Jamaica's law-enforcement personnel will need to be significantly upgraded to win the war against criminals, a high-level security ministry official as said. Richard Reese, the permanent secretary, has urged members of the Island Special Constabulary... Read More...