Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

Published: Monday Friday | December 11, 2009

No more beatings! Holness commits to ending corporal punishment - Boy's hand broken in latest teacher-abuse allegation
Minister of Education Andrew Holness has said that the Government will be looking to enact legislation to ban the use of corporal punishment in schools in the next legislative year."We will be looking to legally ban corporal punishment in schools," Read More...

Downtown safe for shoppers
Police presence will be increased in the downtown Kingston area come next Wednesday for the 'Christmas in the City, Downtown Comes Alive' shopping extravaganza expected to bring scores of residents to the island's premier commercial district... Read More...

Tough road for cop cases - No convictions in police murders this year
Despite several arrests, no suspects implicated in the murders of 11 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force since January have been convicted. According to police investigators, in some cases, the killers remain on the run or the matters... Read More...

'Bad idea' - MAJ head says Golding should not have met artistes over Gully-Gaza issue
THE LEADERSHIP of the Media Association Jamaica Ltd (MAJ) has levelled stinging criticism against the Bruce Golding administration for hosting a high-profile meeting at Jamaica House with feuding dancehall artistes Adidja Palmer... Read More...

Spanish gov't ready and waiting - Ambassador says tourism school can be built whenever Jamaica is prepared
The Spanish government is ready to start construction of a world-class tourism school in Jamaica. The only problem is that the Government cannot decide where it wants to build the facility, which is being modelled off Spain's world-renowned Mallorca School of Hospitality... Read More...

Policeman's killing shocks Mandeville
The normally busy Mandeville town centre was like a ghost town on Wednesday night as news of the killing of Constable Toussaint James, 34, spread throughout the community. James, who was stationed at the Mandeville Police Station... Read More...

Watch the environment - IMF
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has said the global economic crisis must not be used as a distraction from tackling issues of climate change."Sustaining the recovery and putting in place effective... Read More...

Tyndall, Carey clash at FINSAC enquiry
An adversarial mood prevailed when former financial secretary in the Ministry of Finance Shirley Tyndall took the stand at the Financial Services Adjustment Company (FINSAC) commission of enquiry at The Jamaica Pegasus yesterday.More than once during... Read More...

Kamina Johnson follows father into Senate
AS JAMAICA prepares to switch Anthony Johnson as its ambassador to Washington, his daughter, Kamina Johnson, is getting ready to make her first walk as a legislator.Jamaica House yesterday annou-nced that Kamina Johnson would fill the Senate seat... Read More...

Jurors plead guilty to perversion
The two female jurors who were held in a sting operation last month accepting money to free a man accused of murder pleaded guilty yesterday to perverting the course of justice.The accused are 23-year-old model Verona... Read More...

Licensing of journalists not on the table
INFORMATION MINISTER Daryl Vaz yesterday distanced the government from statements made by one of its backbenchers about the need to license Jamaican journalists."That has not been a subject of discussion, neither at my level nor at the Cabinet level,"... Read More...