Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
Published: Monday Sunday | November 8, 2009
Derick's palace, This is the house the 'Gov' built
WHILE deposed governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Derick Latibeaudiere, is "yet to make a decision about his future", one thing is certain: he has built himself a mansion of architectural grandeur, unparalleled by many of... Read More...Did Latibeaudiere's house cost him his job?
Derick Latibeaudiere's dream house captured the spotlight in 2008, when information surfaced that he borrowed $51 million from the central bank to construct, furnish and landscape the grounds. Read More...Fix the BOJ!
PROFESSOR EMERITUS at Stanford University in the United States, Donald J. Harris, has added his voice to those calling for the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to be duly constituted as an independent central bank. Read More...How much is a governor worth?
Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) President Wayne Chen has argued that Jamaica is not yet at the stage where public-sector executives can be paid comparable with their counterparts in the private sector."If we are going to align salaries of persons... Read More...Girls run riot, Close to 2,000 young girls joined criminal ranks in 10 years
An increasing number of the nation's young girls are joining the ranks of hardened criminals. Toting guns and other weapons, stealing and running afoul of the law, girls are fast catching up with their male counterparts. Read More...Job losses hit 40,000
The number of Jamaicans to lose their jobs since the worldwide recession started is now estimated at 40,000.The update was presented by Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Friday after months during which the Ministry of Labour reported that 30,000 persons... Read More...CARIMAC gets new director
Dr Canute James has been appointed to succeed Dr Marjan de Bruin as director of the University of the West Indies' Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC).Dr James was appointed in August after serving as acting... Read More...'I want to fix social ills'
EVER SINCE he was a young lad attending Ardenne High School, André Clarke has been determined to make a positive difference in his country.The 21-year-old who recently graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor's Degree in... Read More...Young grad clings to hope
IN ANOTHER few years, 24-year-old Dr Claudine DeSouza hopes to be part of a team that will create, structure and reform policy on the country's health sector.The recent graduate of the University of the West Indies' (UWI)... Read More...UTech's record breaking batch!
A record-breaking tale was etched on the pages of Jamaica's scholastic history yesterday as the University of Technology (UTech) said farewell to its largest graduating class of all time. Read More...The debt-propelled economy, Failed economic strategy (Pt 3)
THE TWO previous essays in this series detail the factual record of dismal economic performance of the Jamaican economy since 1990 and explain fundamental flaws in the government's economic strategy that help to account for poor performance. Read More...