Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

Published: Monday Wednesday | August 12, 2009

Police fraud probe - Investigation launched into $1.5m fund transfer
Fraud Squad detectives have been called in to investigate apparent financial irregularities at the Jamaica Police Academy (JPA) in St Catherine. The investigators are hoping to shed light on the circumstances under which $1.5 million was allegedly transferred... Read More...

Dry dam gets a blessing
It was almost as if Mother Nature grieved at the state of the dry, parched land yesterday afternoon, as her tears fell from the heavens to soothe the thirsty Wag Water River. Bubbling with what seemed to be just an ounce of joy... Read More...

Tough decisions coming - Golding - Holders of government debt safe as administration slashes expenditure
The Government is again warning Jamaicans to brace for painful changes as it prepares to institute measures to guide the island out of its present economic pickle. Already the administration has slashed its expenditure plans, spending $18 billion less ... Read More...

PM confirms finance ministry movement
More than 72 hours after reports started circulating of a major shake-up at the finance ministry, the first official confirmation has come from the Government. Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday confirmed a Sunday Gleaner report that Sharon Crooks... Read More...

PSOJ offers aid to Government
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has offered its assistance to the Bruce Golding administration, which is attempting to steer the country through the present economic turbulence. "The private sector is willing to go as far as it needs... Read More...

GNAT students to wait another week
Placement of students who sat the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT) has been delayed as a result of limited space in schools to accommodate the vast increase in the number of persons who sat the examination this year. The results, which should have been made available... Read More...

Great Scot! - Story comes to bump for Amina
Jamaica's Amina Blackwood-Meeks has been selected to take part in a Scottish storytelling festival from October 24 to November 1 as part of the celebration of the Scottish Year of Homecoming. Olivia Grange, Jamaica's minister of culture.. Read More...

Acting supt did not honour mandate
Deputy Commissioner of Corrections Shirley Johnson says a mandate was issued to the acting superintendent at Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre to convert her office to house some of the 61 wards, but this was never done... Read More...

Tree 'rises' from the dead - 'Resurrection' sparks excitement, fear in St Elizabeth community
An ackee tree which "miraculously rose from the dead" in the middle of the afternoon last Thursday has left scores of residents of Burnt Ground in St Elizabeth thoroughly mystified. Awestruck community members, who seemed rooted to the spot where the 'resurrection'... Read More...

Vegetable shortage hits St Ann
Residents of St Ann are facing a shortage of vegetables such as pak choi, cabbage and lettuce over the next two months, as the drought affecting the parish hits home."It (drought) is having a serious impact, as the farmers... Read More...

BRIEFS
PNP demands Parliament resume - The People's National Party has called on speaker of the House of Representatives, Delroy Chuck, to immediately resume sittings of Parliament... Read More...