Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
Published: Monday Sunday | October 18, 2009
Trinidad bound - Jamaican drug mules rush to the twin-island republic
More and more Jamaican drug mules are heading to Trinidad as their first stop in the continuing effort to smuggle ganja into North America and Europe. Local and international law-enforcement agencies are now looking at this new gateway which is attracting an increasing number of drug mules. Read More...Yvonne's dilemma - Millions lost on the market
DESPITE AN ardent denial from Hands Across Jamaica founder and director, Yvonne Coke, regarding her involvement in unregulated financial schemes, The Sunday Gleaner has unearthed information implicating two of her four companies in a failed forex (foreign exchange) investment club worth more than US$30 million (J$2.7 billion). Read More...Runaway or kidnapped - Cops laid-back on missing children file?
The collective sigh of a relieved nation that greeted the safe return of 10-year-old Annaleise Davis masked the fact that at least five other children - three girls and a boy - children went missing last week. Read More...New data collection system for public hospitals
VITAL STATISTICS such as births and deaths will soon be made available to the Jamaican public with the completion of a civil registration and vital statistics manual being worked on by the Registrar General's Department (RGD). Read More...VJH critical care unit struggling... lacks equipment, personnel
A STUDY recently conducted on the operations of the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) in Kingston has found that over the last five years, 15 per cent of critically ill women admitted to the ward have died. Read More...KSAC appeals to PM - Council seeks intervention
Smothered by increased fiscal demands and loss of revenue, the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is turning to gambling as a source of funding. It is eyeing a city lottery which it hopes will generate enough money for itself and other parish councils to fix roads and undertake the other functions for which they are responsible. Read More...